Carla Gugino Joins the Tough All-Girl Cast of Sucker Punch
by Alex Billington
August 3, 2009
Is there even a male actor in this cast? THR announces tonight 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 a 1950s-set tale of a girl confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends (those five girls I mentioned) enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.
You can definitely expect lots of awesome fight scenes in Sucker Punch. They "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. We have no clue what character Gugino will be playing, but I have a feeling she's going to be evil or a motherly character, because I could see her playing either of those perfectly. I'm looking forward Sucker Punch, not only because it's an original idea from Snyder, but because it sounds awesome. Check out the first bit of artwork from the movie.