Though Zack Snyder’s new film Sucker Punch failed to connect with moviegoers on the level that Warner Bros. had hoped, his next film is looking better and better with each new casting announcement. First the wonderful British thesp Henry Cavill came aboard to star as Clark Kent/Superman, followed by the hiring of Diane Lane and Kevin Costner as his all-American Kansas parents Martha and Jonathan Kent. Now, the question of who will play his lovely leading lady has been answered.
The LA Times’ Hero Complex just announced that Amy Adams (The Fighter, Enchanted) will take on the iconic role of Lois Lane, the superhero’s longtime love interest and partner in delivering truth and justice to the people of Metropolis through their mutual place of employment, The Daily Planet. Though her exact prominence in the film, which is likely a reboot of the Man of Steel’s entire cinematic legacy, is currently unknown, director Snyder called the part “a linchpin” to the project and believes that Lane should possess the contemporary appeal and spirit of the modern American woman.
“It goes back to what I’ve said about Superman and making him really understandable for today. What’s important to us is making him relevant and real and making him empathetic to today’s audience so that we understand the decisions he makes. That applies to Lois as well. She has to be in the same universe as him [in tone and substance],” said the filmmaker, who should begin shooting the picture sooner than later as we move faster than a speeding bullet toward its December 2012 release date.
It sounds like Snyder understands that behind every great man, even a Superman, is a great woman (he should know, as his wife Deborah is also his producing partner) and that spirit of team play and co-existence should be in tact in his film. I think that Adams is a wonderful actress, having been a fan of her work as far back as her brief appearance in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Though she often plays doe-eyed, sweet and innocent characters (like in 2005’s Junebug and the fore mentioned Enchanted and Catch Me If You Can) she’s also proved that she can be tough as nails thanks to her Oscar nominated turn in The Fighter. While I would’ve gone with someone who looks a bit more like the classic interpretation of Lois (usually a feisty brunette like Teri Hatcher or Margot Kidder) I have no doubt in my mind that she’ll be able to pull off the fast-talking career gal routine with style and grace.
Source: The LA Times