The stunning Amy Adams, 36 will be taking on the legendary role of Lois Lane in the new Superman movie.

The actress who was nominated for 3 Oscars and an Academy Award, found out the exciting news yesterday when she received a call from the movie’s director, Zack Snyder whilst he was still in Paris promoting Sucker Punch.

The decision of who the leading lady would be was not an easy one for Snyder as he told how ‘there was a big, giant search for Lois. 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.’

Lois’s hero, Superman will be played by the dashing Henry Cavill alongside Kevin Costner and Diane Lane who will play the parts of his adoptive parents.

Amy caught director, Zack Snyder’s eye in The Fighter when she played the part of edgy Charlene who becomes the lover of boxer, Micky Ward who is played by Mark Wahlberg.

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The hopes for this new Superman movie are high as the last one that was released was a bit of a commercial flop. Now the pressure is on for Amy to do a better job than her predecessor Kate Bosworth. The 2006 movie which cost a whopping $270 million dollars only brought in $200 million at the box office.

With her fiery red hair and zesty attitude, we are sure that Amy is going to bring back the real Lois Lane to our screens.