‘The West Wing’ star joins ‘Man Of Steel’

Richard Schiff will appear in Zack Snyder's new Superman movie

The West Wing star Richard Schiff has been added to the cast of Man Of Steel.

The actor will play Doctor Hamilton in director Zack Snyder‘s latest big screen version of the Superman story, according to Variety.

Although details on the character’s role in the film are still sketchy, it is thought that he is based on Professor Emil Hamilton from the DC Comics stories. Hamilton made his debut in a 1987 issue of Adventures Of Supeman, and was a scientist with links to shadowy government research agency STARS Labs.

Schiff won an Emmy for his role as Toby Zeigler in acclaimed political drama The West Wing as well as appearing in Criminal Minds: Suspect Behaviour. More recently he starred in Johnny English Reborn.

Man Of Steel is due for release in June 2013 and stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as the villain General Zod.