With just a few days until the release of Watchmen, Zack Snyder is already lining up talent for an all-female cast for his next project, Sucker Punch.
THR reports that Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to topline the project, while Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood and Emma Stone are all in talks to star in the action fantasy. According to THR, Sucker Punch is set in the 1950s and follows a girl 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.
Snyder, who will direct, also co-wrote the script with Steve Shibuya and describes the fantasy world as “‘Alice in Wonderland’ with machine guns.”
Snyder will be producing the project with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner and wife Deborah Snyder.