well the rumor is Natalie Portman is somehow gaining interest in the role of Louis Lane.
This could mean one of two things.
1. It's an origin story and will chronicle his start at The Daily Planet, along with a young Lane.
2. They've muted the complaints of Kate Bosworth's age issue in Superman Returns (a Louis who is supposed to be a mother and a Pulitzer price winning reporter... in the form a a mid twenty something Bosworth??) and again are grossly miscalculating the necessity of an older woman in the role.
Frankly I don't buy it. Not just because she is attached to another comic franchise, but because it is far too soon to cast this thing. Land a director, land a first draft, then start reading actors.