Amy Adams to play Lois Lane in ‘Superman’ remake

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Amy Adams may not have earned the Best Supporting Actress Oscar this year, but she sure is a fighter.

The redheaded star might have another shot at scoring an Academy Award, as she is set to play journalist Lois Lane in the “Superman” remake.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Adams learned she’d landed the role on Sunday, when director Zack Snyder called her from Paris, France. Judging by Snyder’s comments, “The Fighter” actress was exactly what he envisioned for the portrayal of Lois Lane.

“There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder said. “For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditioning but we had this meeting with Amy Adams and after that I just felt she was perfect for it.”

Snyder didn’t dish out many plot details, but said Lois Lane would be a significant part of the film.

“What’s important to us is making [the character of Superman] relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes,” Snyder said. “That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance].”

Though she immersed into the film industry in the late 90s, Adams truly made a name for herself in the entertainment world in recent years. In 2009, she played unsatisfied Julie Powell in “Julie and Julia”, which is based on a lost woman’s journey of making every meal from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” book. Adams was nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in films “Doubt” and “Junebug”. In 2007, she portrayed a perpetually perky, bright-eyed woman who steps right out of a cartoon fairy tale into eye-opening New York City in “Enchanted”. She has most recently made headlines for her part in “The Fighter”.

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