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Sleeping Beauty – Emily Browning to play a sleeping sex toy

Posted by LiveFor on February 10, 2010

Everyone loves Sleeping Beauty. The classic tale of a beautiful princess cursed to sleep for a 100 years or more until the kiss of her true love wakes her. This Sleeping Beauty is nothing like that.

The Playlist have the news. Written and directed by Julia Leigh it is “a haunting erotic fairy tale about a student who drifts into prostitution and finds her niche as a woman who sleeps, drugged, in a ‘Sleeping Beauty chamber’ while men do to her what she can‘t remember the next morning.” She basically becomes a living, breathing sex doll.

Definitely not the fairy tale or Disney version. Mind you original fairy tales are dark and twisted tales. I also wonder whether Disney may have something to say about the name. I don’t think they have rights to the name as it is an old story, but stranger things have happened and in the murky movie world.

Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) was originally attached to play the Beauty, but she has dropped out and has been replaced by Emily Browning (Lemony Snicket, The Uninvited) who also stepped in for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch when Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Chloe, Dear John) had to drop out.

It begins filming in Australia next month with a $10 million budget. I wonder what male actors will be joining the cast?

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