LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Amy Adams has played fairy-tale royalty in "Enchanted" and co-stars with the Muppets this fall. Now she's satisfying another girlhood fantasy: playing Lois Lane.

Adams was cast last weekend as the tough reporter in the next Warner Bros. incarnation of "Superman," directed by Zack Snyder ("300") and starring British actor Henry Cavill ("The Tudors") in the title role.

Adams is at the Las Vegas theater owner's convention CinemaCon to promote this November's "The Muppets" and said Tuesday that she always has identified with Lane for her combination of femininity and intelligence.

The studio aims to have the new "Superman" adventure in theaters late next year.