Carla Gugino Joins Watchmen

Carla Gugino has joined the cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ adaptation of the DC Comics limited series “Watchmen” says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is set in an alternate 1980’s America that has passed a law banning costumed crimefighters. When one is murdered, the remaining members set out to solve the mystery.

Gugino will play Sally Jupiter, a burlesque dancer-turned-costumed heroine and sex symbol the Silk Spectre who is part of the Minutemen, a group of heroes who preceded the Watchmen. She also is the mother of the new Silk Spectre (Malin Akerman).

Gugino will portray Jupiter in varying eras, playing different ages throughout the movie. Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup and Jeffrey Dean Morgan also star.

Zack Snyder helms and shooting begins this Fall in Vancouver.