Freed from Midge Maisel, the actress will give the reply to David Corenswet in the new Superman!
We now know who will succeed the last holder of the role of Lois Lane – Amy Adams – for the Superman: Legacy of james gunn…And the new recruit is none other than Rachel Brosnahan. She will form a duet with David Corenswetthe new Clark Kent of dc-studios. Another iteration of man of steel is therefore on its way, and “focused on a Superman who seeks the balance between his Kryptonian heritage and his human upbringing,” said Peter Safran.
The project had been announced earlier this year when Gunn and Safran presented their plan for the first phase of the total overhaul of DC studios. And although Phoebe Dyvenor Or Emma Mackey was considered for the role of Lois Lane, it’s good Rachel Brosnahanthe star of the series The Fabulous Mrs. Maiselwho was chosen to play this journalist from the Daily Planet and love-interest from Clark.
We know who James Gunn’s new Superman and Lois Lane will be!
But who is Rachel Brosnahan ? American actress born July 12, 1990, it was at university that she began to make furtive appearances in episodes of hit series such as gossip girl Or Grey’s Anatomy. At the same time, she participated in two short films directed by Ari Aster, Basically (2013) and Munchausen (2014). More a television actress than a film actress, she began to land several recurring roles after her studies, including one in the detective series The Blacklist. But it was in 2013 that she stood out, thanks to her role as Rachel Posner in the Netflix series House of Cards. Originally slated to appear in just two episodes, Brosnahan eventually caught the eye of showrunner Beau Willimon, who decided to bring her character back, earning her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She then collaborated with Woody Allen in 2016, when she held one of the main roles in the series Crisis in Six Scenes.
But it’s really since 2017 that she has established herself as a renowned actress, thanks to her acclaimed performance of Midge Maisel, title role of the stand-up series The Fabulous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime for which she won an Emmy and two Golden Globes. An interpretation as eccentric as it is sensitive, with a rare comic accuracy.
In the cinema, she is more discreet… She has appearances in Back Homepresented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015, alongside Isabelle Hupert and Jesse Eisenberg; The Finest Hours (2016) with Chris Pine and Casey Affleck; Hunt in Boston (2016) where she gives the reply to Mark Wahlberg and Kevin Bacon; or finally the dramatic film The Courier (2020) with Benedict Cumberbatch. In 2022, she plays in the western Dead for a Dollar, premiered at the 79th Venice Film Festival, alongside Christoph Waltz and Willem Dafoe. But one of the actress’s passions is definitely the theatre: Brosnahan made her Broadway debut in the 2013 revival of Clifford Odets’ play The Big Knife. She then played Desdemona in the production ofothello from the New York Theater Workshop in 2016, opposite David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig, and returned to Broadway in the 2023 revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s play The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Windowaccompanied byOscar Isaac.
Superman: Legacy therefore marks a turning point in the career of the actress, hitherto a stranger to blockbusters… And there is no doubt that she will deliver a performance worthy of the emblematic character she intends to embody. However, it will be necessary to wait for the July 9, 2025release date of the film in France.
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