'Watchmen' actress reunites with director
Carla Gugino has reunited with “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder on “Sucker Punch,” the Warner Bros./Legendary drama about a girl who’s institutionalized by her wicked stepfather and retreats into an alternative reality as a coping strategy.
Gugino will play a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality. Emily Browning plays the girl; Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish co-star.
Zack and Deborah Snyder are producing through their Cruel & Unusual banner. Pic begins shooting in early fall.
Gugino, who just completed a Broadway run in “Desire Under the Elms,” next stars in the Sebastian Gutierrez-directed “Women in Trouble.” She plays a porn star who discovers she’s pregnant.