THR announced that actress Carla Gugino is the latest to join the cast of Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch." Gugino last worked with Snyder on "Watchmen," where she starred as the first Silk Spectre. The all-girl cast of Snyder's latest movie includes Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Abbie Cornish.
"Sucker Punch" is about a teenage girl known as Baby Doll (Browning), who is sent to a mental institution by her evil stepfather who plans to have her lobotomized in 5 days. Before that happens, the girl and her fellow female inmates and friends enter into an alternate reality to try and plan their escape from the institution. Gugino will play Mrs. Schultz, some sort of adult figure within the institution (I’m guessing a doctor or some other sort of authority figure).
You can definitely expect lots of awesome fight scenes in "Sucker Punch." The "actors are currently in fight training, and the studio is readying a fall shoot in Vancouver." Way back when, Snyder called it "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" and things like dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels will be in it.
I am interested to see what Snyder has in store for us with his first truly original movie (everything he’s worked on so far has been some sort of adaptation). He’s written the script, as well directing the film, so that, plus the fact that (so far) it has an all-female cast, makes me excited to see how it’ll turn out. I'm looking forward "Sucker Punch," not only because it's an original idea, but because it sounds awesome.
"Sucker Punch" hits theaters March 25, 2011.
More news to come! Catch ya' later!
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, First Showing, Screen Rant