Browning Joins Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”

Australian actress Emily Browning (“The Uninvited,” “Lemony Snicket”) will takeover the lead role in “300” and “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder’s fantasy-drama “Sucker Punch” reports Entertainment Weekly.

Based on a story created by Snyder, it follows a girl named Babydoll who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days.

While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.

Browning replaces “Mamma Mia” star Amanda Seyfried who had to pull out the other week due to her commitment to HBO’s “Big Love” series. Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Emma Stone and Evan Rachel Wood also star.

Snyder co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya and will direct and produce with his wife Debra Snyder. Shooting kicks off in September.