Thesp set to play Daily Planet editor Perry White

Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Daily Planet editor Perry White in Warner Bros.’ “Man of Steel” opposite Henry Cavill and Amy Adams.

Studio had no comment but Fishburne’s rep confirmed the casting Tuesday.

Pic is shooting this summer in Chicago and Vancouver with Zack Snyder directing. Cavill will play Superman, aka Clark Kent, with Adams as Lois Lane. Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Michael Shannon are also starring.

The Perry White character first appeared in the early 1940s Superman comics as a tough but fair-minded boss with high standards.

Warner Bros. has set June 14, 2013 for the bow of “Man of Steel.”

David Goyer penned the script and developed the story with Christopher Nolan, who has kept plot details under wraps. Charles Roven will produce along with Emma Thomas, Nolan and Deborah Snyder. Thomas Tull will exec produce for Legendary and Lloyd Phillips will also exec produce.

Word of Fishburne’s casting was first reported Tuesday by EW.com.

Fishburne starred in the past three seasons of “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and will be seen next in Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” for Warner Bros. He’s repped by Paradigm.

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