Kevin Spacey to Play Lex Luthor in New Superman Film

Spacey to be Superman baddie (AFP)

Double Oscar winner Kevin Spacey has been signed up to play the villainous Lex Luther in the new Warner Bros version of “Superman”, the trade magazine Variety reported. “The Usual Suspects” and “American Beauty” star will play opposite Brandon Routh, the newcomer chosen in October as Superman in the role once played by the late Christopher Reeve.

Variety said filming would start on March 3 in Sydney with Bryan Singer as director, and that Warner Bros is trying to secure Kate Bosworth to play Lois Lane. Spacey is not set to join the filming in Australia until August as he has commitments as artistic director at the Old Vic theatre in London.

Interesting.

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