Carla Gugino has joined the cast of “SuckerPunch” for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.
The story follows Babydoll (Emily Browning) 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.
Gugino will play a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality. The project reunites her with director Zack Snyder, the pair having previously worked together on the “Watchmen” film adaptation.
Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish co-star in the project which begins shooting in the early Fall.