2005 Movie News Archives

Kate Bosworth

January 7, 2005: It's Official - Kate is Lois and Kevin is Lex

Casting for Lois Lane and Lex Luthor have officially been announced! The Hollywood Reporter today confirmed that Kate Bosworth will play Lois Lane, while Kevin Spacey will play Lex Luthor for the new Superman movie. (Bosworth is in final negotiations with the studio in regards to the role).

Reportedly the casting of Bosworth came about after a "chemistry test" between Bosworth and Brandon Routh, who plays Superman/Clark Kent. THR reports that Bosworth beat out Claire Danes, Linda Cardellini and Michelle Monaghan.

Bosworth and Spacey are currently appearing together in Beyond the Sea as Sandra Dee and Bobby Darin, respectively.

Teasing the film a little more, Singer said that the writing team for Superman has opted to walk a line between Smallville and the original movie by Richard Donner, also strongly hinting (or even confirming) that the movie will feature Superman returning to earth after a prolonged absence.

Singer told Variety: "It's a little like X-Men, where the mutants existed when the movie began," Singer said. "It's not an origin story; I didn't want to remake what Richard Donner did so well in the original, and didn't want to tread on the great work they're doing on Smallville. He's already part of the culture; he has left the planet. This is the story of his return."

2005 Movie News

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