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Vanity Fair – Cover girls. Which ones will make it big?

Posted by LiveFor on February 2, 2010


Some more fantastic photos by Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair. These are all up and coming stars of the future. The Vanity Fair article gives a run down on each of the actresses, but my question is which of them will be huge stars and who will disappear?
From the left – Carey Mulligan (An Education, Doctor Who, Wall Street 2), Kristen Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways), Abbie Cornish (Bright Star), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia! Chloe, Dear John), Rebecca Hall (Frost/Nixon), Emma Stone (Superbad, Zombieland), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air, Scott Pilgrim vs The World).

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Who will voice Zack Snyder’s Guardians of Ga’hoole?

Posted by LiveFor on November 19, 2009

Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham will topline the voice cast of Animal Logic’s 3D animated feature, “Guardians of Ga’hoole,” according to Heat Vision.

The big-budget fantasy film, in production in Sydney and directed by Zack Snyder, also will feature the voices of Aussie actors Emily Barclay, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten and Jay Laga’aia, as well as English actors Miriam Margolyes, Helen Mirren and Jim Sturgess.

The animated film is an adaptation of the 14 book bestselling kids series by author Kathryn Lasky and illustrator Richard Cowdry and follows Soren, a young owl enthralled by his father’s epic stories of the Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought a great battle to save all of owlkind from the evil Pure Ones.

The film is due for release in Australia on 9th December next year.

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Scott Glenn is in Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on September 18, 2009

scott_glenn.jpg-4128Scott Glenn, a favourite actor of mine since his storming turn as astronaut Alan Shepherd in The Right Stuff, has signed on for Zack Snyder’s upcoming action drama, Sucker Punch!, which co-stars Jon Hamm, Emily Browning, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Oscar Isaac and Carla Gugino.

According to Variety, the film is set in the 1950s, and revolves around Baby Doll, a girl who creates an alternate reality to escape the every-day world after her stepfather commits her to a mental hospital with plans to have her lobotomized. Glenn will play a mentor and guide to Baby Doll and the other girls in the asylum.

No production date has been set.

Still very intrigued about this film. Can’t wait to see some actual concept art or footage from it.

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Jon Hamm gets Sucker Punched

Posted by LiveFor on August 19, 2009

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Mad Men’s Jon Hamm is set for Sucker Punch!, director Zack Snyder’s action fantasy for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

MovieWeb are reporting the news and Hamm joins Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Abbie Cornish and Carla Gugino in the 1950s-set tale of a girl (Browning) confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

Although details for Hamm’s character are being kept under lock and key, the name is known: High Roller.

Snyder, who wrote the script, is producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

The film begins shooting in early fall.

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Carla Gugino joins Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on August 4, 2009

carla-gugino-32Carla Gugino has been cast in Sucker Punch, the action fantasy Zack Snyder is directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures according to  THR. This is the film that Snyder described as Alice in Wonderland with Machine Guns

Gugino joins Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Abbie Cornish star in the 1950s-set tale of a girl (Browning) confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

Gugino is playing Mrs. Schultz, an adult figure in the institution.

Snyder, who wrote the script, is producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

The actors are currently in fight training, and the studio is readying a fall shoot in Vancouver.

Gugino was one of the stars of Snyder’s “Watchmen,” portraying the 1950s version of Silk Spectre. She next stars in indie sports drama “Our Lady of Victory.”

This is certainly an intriguing sounding film. Previous reports have mentioned Dragons, brothels, bomber planes and other bizarre things. Some art work from the film was recently released.

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Sucker Punch – Art from Zack Snyder’s next film

Posted by LiveFor on July 26, 2009

Check out the first piece of art from Zack Snyder’s original film, Sucker Punch.

The story follows a young girl institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an “alternative reality” as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility. Emily Browning stars as Baby Doll and is joined by Abbie Cornish, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Vanessa Hudgens.

Source: First Showing

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Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch loses a couple more actors but gets Chung and Malone

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2009

Jamie Chung (Dragonball Evolution) and Jena Malone (Donnie Darko, Into the Wild, The Ruins) are set to topline Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder’s all-female action fantasy for Warner Bros.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chung and Malone join Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish in the film, which Snyder is directing and producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

Set in the 1950s, Sucker Punch centers on a girl confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternate reality to hide from the pain and in that world begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out.

Several actors have been in talks and negotiations to star in the movie, including Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia), Evan Rachel Wood and Emma Stone, but have fallen away because of scheduling conflicts (surely their schedules were known when they first said they could do it?)

Chung, replacing Stone, plays Amber, a country girl with a big heart. Malone, taking Wood’s part, plays Cornish’s younger sister. Both characters are inmates.

All seems a bit strange having people who had been confirmed to take part dropping out like this. One I could understand, but now three of the original line-up have changed. I wonder if it is anything to do with Watchmen’s underperformance at the box office? I wouldn’t be surprised if Vanessa Hudgens is the next to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

I’m still looking forward to this film though as I have enjoyed Snyder’s comic book adaptions and it will be interesting to see him do something a bit more original.

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Emily Browning to take Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2009

Emily Browning (The Uninvited) will replace Amanda Seyfried in Zack Snyder’s action fantasy Sucker Punch for Warner Bros.

The Australian-born Browning is probably best known for her role as Violet in 2004’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Seyfried had received the offer and was very interested in the starring role as an insane asylum inmate who loses herself in a fantasy world where she dreams about escaping with her fellow inmates. But she had to decline due to scheduling conflicts with the fourth season of Big Love. (HBO wouldn’t release Seyfried from her shooting schedule.)

Shooting on Sucker Punch is set for the Autumn. Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, and Emma Stone are all still in talks to costar.

Source: HR

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Amanda Seyfried can no longer star in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch

Posted by LiveFor on March 24, 2009


Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) has been forced to drop out of the leading role in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch due to her commitment to HBO’s Big Love series reports Entertainment Weekly.

In the 1960’s-set, R-rated action fantasy, Seyfried was set to play a young woman who has been committed to an insane asylum and fantasizes about escaping with the help of her fellow inmates.

Due to scheduling, Sucker Punch will be shooting this Fall – around the same time Big Love is midway through filming its fourth season and HBO won’t release her from her commitment.

Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood and Emma Stone remain set to co-star in the Warner Bros. action-thriller due for release next October.

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Sucker Punch – Mamma Mia! The cast for Zack Snyder’s next film has been announced

Posted by LiveFor on March 4, 2009

With Watchmen bowing Friday, director Zack Snyder is already busy prepping his next endeavor, the 1960s-based action fantasy Sucker Punch, based on his own script. Snyder is still putting together his all-female cast, but sources say Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia) is in negotiations to play the lead role of Baby Doll, a young woman who has been committed to an insane asylum and fantasizes about escaping with the help of her fellow inmates, who take on fantastical roles in her mind. Offers are out to a slew of young actresses to fill out those roles, including Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Abbie Cornish (Stop-Loss), Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler), and Emma Stone (Emma Stone). The $100 million budgeted film for Warner Bros. is scheduled to begin production in the Fall. Says Snyder, who is also producing the film with his wife Deborah Snyder, “I already did the all-male cast with 300, so I’m doing the opposite end of the spectrum.”Entertainment Weekly

Snyder has called the film “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”, blending such elements as dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels in an R-Rated $100 million budgeted 1950’s-period action movie. It tells the story of a girl named Baby Doll (Seyfried) who is confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While imprisoned, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain. In this fantasy world, where she needs to steal five objects to help her out before she is deflowered by a vile man. Hudgens (”Blondie”), Cornish (”Sweet Pea”), Wood (”Rocket”), and Stone would play Seyfried’s fellow inmates who also travel into the alternate reality.

All sounds kind of cool Return to Oz, Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors kind of way or that Dreamscape film starring Dennis Quaid (I’d forgotten about that film until just now. I think it had a snake guy invading the President’s dreams or something). Can’t wait to see some concept art for Snyder’s vision of this. I predict slow motion kick ass fights.

What are your thoughts on this film? Could it work or will it be a great big honking mess? Does it remind you of any other films?

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