Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”) has gathered together an impressive assembly of young actresses for his upcoming action fantasy “Sucker Punch” reports Entertainment Weekly.
Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia!”), Vanessa Hudgens (“High School Musical”), Abbie Cornish (“Elizabeth: The Golden Age”), Evan Rachel Wood (“The Wrestler”) and Emma Stone (“The House Bunny”) are in talks to star in the action fantasy.
Set in the 1950s, “Punch” follows a girl named Babydoll (Seyfried) 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.
The other four actresses would play Seyfried’s fellow inmates who also travel into the alternate reality.
Snyder and Steve Shibuya co-wrote the script which fuses such elements as dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels.