I can't hear Howard Stern from where I am, so I'm having to take Twitter's word for this. Wish me luck.
Apparently, the King of All Media has claimed that Zack Snyder and Warner Bros. will be auditioning actors for the roles of Lex Luthor and Mss Teschmacher in their new Superman film.
What we don't know is what Stern's source is on this. It's entirely probable that he's spoken to somebody who has let something slip, but it is also possible that, actually, he's just read something online. And the something he read may well have been this:
Lindsay [Lohan] plans to return home from New York on Wednesday and meet with producers and read with an actor who is up for the role of Lex Luther [sic]… The film's powerbrokers remain interested in casting her in a role as a villain, RadarOnline.com has been told.
I'm sure Stern's got a Google Alert on Lindsay and all.
If these auditions are happening this week, we may get casting news pretty soon. And remember, this isn't the first time Lohan has been linked to the film.
This rumour certainly throws a new light on that old list of actresses allegedly being sought out for a role: Rosamund Pike, Diane Kruger, Alice Eve. I could almost see their unanimous blondeness as corroboration of Stern's Teschmacher story.
As far as I know, Eve Teschmacher did not exist in the comics and was created for Richard Donner's first Superman movie. She also appears in the second film, and was played on both occasions by Valerie Perrine, who Wikipedia call "the first actress to purposely display herself nude on American television", but who I remember best for Lenny.