Laurence Fishburne to Play Perry White in Man of Steel; Zack Snyder to Tackle The Last Photograph
08.03.11 by Ryan
Looks like Warner Brothers' upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, will include Clark Kent's employer at The Daily Planet.
THR reports that Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Daily Planet Editor-in-Chief Perry White in the movie, the boss for both Clark Kent (Henry Cavill) and Lois Lane (Amy Adams). It'll be Fishburne's first role since leaving CSI.
Frank Langella played the role most recently in 2006's Superman Returns, while the late Jackie Cooper played the role in all four of the Christopher Reeve-era Superman movies.
Fishburne will join a cast that includes Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent, respectively; Michael Shannon as Zod; Antje Traue as Faora. Russell Crowe and Julia Ormond play Superman's biological parents, Jor-El and Lara Lor-Van.
Production on Man of Steel is currently ongoing in Illinois, under the direction of Zack Snyder, who has already lined up another project to follow. Variety reports that Snyder is finally looking to direct The Last Photograph, the Afghanistan-set story that he has been developing since 2007.
The Last Photograph will follow two men who are compelled by a photograph to take a journey through war-torn Afghanistan. Kurt Johnstad, Snyder's writing partner on 300, will write the script, which reportedly has Sean Penn and Christian Bale attached. Whether the two actors will be available when The Last Photograph starts production is unknown.