Director Zach Snyder has announced that three-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams, 36, has been cast as Lois Lane in the upcoming movie Superman: Man of Steel. “There was a big, giant search for Lois,” Snyder told the Los Angeles Times. “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.” Amy joins British actor Henry Cavill as Superman and Diane Lane as Superman’s mother in the cast. Superman: Man of Steel is expected to hit theaters in December 2012.