Kristen Stewart to play Lois Lane?

February 2nd, 2011

Kristen Stewart is up for the role of Lois Lane in the new Superman movie.

The 'Twilight Saga' actress is among a number of stars wanted to play the reporter in the forthcoming Zack Snyder movie 'Superman: Man of Steel' after first choice Anne Hathaway passed to take the character of Catwoman in Batman project 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

Competition for Kristen comes from 'Glee' actress Dianna Agron, Rachel McAdams and Jessica Biel, all of whom are reported to have read for the part.

'Tron: Legacy' star Olivia Wilde is also being chased for the role, having already been screen-tested.

It is not known if 20-year-old Kristen - best known as Bella Swan in the 'Twilight Saga' movies - will have time to work on the superhero movie, with expected plans already in motion for her to play Snow White in 'Snow White and the Huntsman'.

Earlier this week it was announced British actor Henry Cavill had been named as the new Man of Steel, being only the third actor to play him following the late Christopher Reeve and more recently, Brandon Routh in the much criticised 2006 movie 'Superman Returns'.

Actresses to have previously played Lois include Kate Bosworth and Teri Hatcher.