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Fishburne lands 'Man of Steel' role

Laurence Fishburne arrives on the red carpet at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards and Christopher Reeve First Amendment Awards gala presented by Gotham Magazine in New York City on December 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo)
Laurence Fishburne arrives on the red carpet at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards and Christopher Reeve First Amendment Awards gala presented by Gotham Magazine in New York City on December 18, 2006. (UPI Photo/John Angelillo) | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Daily Planet editor in chief Perry White in the upcoming Superman picture "Man of Steel," EW.com reported.

The role was played in previous Superman flicks by Jackie Cooper and Frank Langella.

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Fishburne recently left TV's "CSI" after two seasons. His film credits include "Mystic River," the "Matrix" trilogy, "What's Love Got to Do with It" and "Apocalypse Now."

Zack Snyder is directing "Man of Steel," which stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. It is slated for a 2013 theatrical release.

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