New Superman Movie Villain Is Cast
Posted on Wed Apr 27, 2011 02:06 PM PDT

Courtesy: Overture Films
LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - A relatively unknown German actress has been cast as the villain in the new Superman movie, Variety reports.

Antje Traue will play Faora in the reboot, Man of Steel. Henry Cavill is starring as Superman, with Amy Adams playing Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Jonathan and Martha Kent.

Zack Snyder is directing the film from a screenplay by David S. Goyer. Christopher Nolan, director of the Dark Knight films, helped Goyer with ideas for the story.

Production is scheduled to start this summer in Chicago, with a release date in December 2012.

Traue is perhaps best known in the U.S. for Pandorum, a 2009 film co-starring Dennis Quaid and Ben Foster. She just finished filming 5 Days of August with Val Kilmer, Andy Garcia and Heather Graham.