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Hunter cast in Batman vs Superman

Holly Hunter has been cast in the upcoming Batman vs Superman movie.

The Oscar-winning Piano actress will play a character who has been created for the film, reported Variety.

Director Zack Snyder said in a statement: "Holly has always been one of my favourite actresses; she has immense talent and is always captivating on screen.

"I had an opportunity to meet her a while back and knew instantly that I had to work with her, so as we began writing the script I made sure to create a role specifically for her."

Callan Mulvey and Tao Okamoto have also landed roles in the as-yet-untitled Man Of Steel sequel.

The trio will join Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, who are returning as Superman and Lois Lane, and newcomer Ben Affleck, who is taking on the role of Batman. Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will be Alfred, Bruce Wayne's loyal guardian.

The film is set to open in May 2016.

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