Abbie Cornish Says Sucker Punch Has Three Levels of Insanity

August 13, 2009

Abbie Cornish

As excited as I am for Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch to get underway, we still really don't know that much about it. I mean, we've got the basic premise (that an institutionalized girl retreats into an alternative reality in order to try and escape the mental hospital), but as for exactly what takes place and how it'll all look, that still remains a secret (though I'd really love to read the script). Abbie Cornish, who plays one of the four "wild-child" friends of the lead character Baby Doll in the movie, revealed just a bit more about what's going on (via Emily Browning Online). And from the sounds of it, it'll be pretty twisted and quite awesome.

Cornish plays Sweetpea, the leader of the group of friends that includes Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, and Jena Malon. "The film is a dream in a way," she explains. "It operates on three levels. A reality, then a sub-reality where the psych ward world shifts into this strange high-roller's brothel. Then there's this dream world where it goes into these crazy action sequences that are totally removed from time and space." As Neo would say - whoa! Although Sweetpea is in the same mental hospital, in the dream world "all of a sudden she becomes a crazy killing machine and she's decked out in a really cool outfit." Badass!

And if you think there will be a hell of a lot of fighting, you're right. Snyder is even putting all five of the girls through Spartan-like fight training and conditioning up in Vancouver at the moment. "Sometimes I forget I'm an actor. We're training so hard." How hard? She said their five-day-a-week morning is "doing martial fighting, swords and choreography - just kicking butt with guns and everything imaginable. And then we do a training session in the afternoon. It's like being a stunt person, really, not an actor at all." Five beautiful women all doing hardcore fight training? I'm in. We'll keep you updated on all the latest from Vancouver.

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Sounds like a action focused Snyder just cant go wrong there.

Cody on Aug 13, 2009


Wow. Can't wait for this. Snyder sounds dedicated to making this movie awesome.

KenDoll on Aug 13, 2009

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