It’s strange that a casting announcement regarding Brandon Routh has been made right after Warner Bros revealed the director for their Superman reboot. We’re sure one doesn’t have anything to do with the other, right? Director Zack Snyder all but said that he doesn’t think Routh will be asked back for the new film, but the man’s gotta eat. According to The Wrap, Routh has just joined the cast of the indie drama, Missing William.

In Missing William, Ford will play an artist living in Rhode Island who is forced to care for her husband after he’s tragically injured in a bar fight. As she attempts to nurse him back to health, her childhood sweetheart and unrequited love (Routh) tries to coax her back into living her life again. A complicated love triangle ensues, with the woman torn between the brain-damaged husband she loves and the hunky former flame who got away.

The female lead will be played by Routh’s real life wife Courtney Ford. The couple previously starred together in the 2008 drama Fling. The role of the husband is still being cast. Missing William will be directed by Kenn Macrae from a script written by Daniel McKinnon.

This isn’t exactly Superman material but it’s something.

What do you think of Routh’s latest gig?