Amanda Seyfried to slay dragons, avoid lobotomy in 'Sucker Punch'

Amandaseyfried_lFile under "Hollywood is reading my diary:" Amanda Seyfried is in talks to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming all-girl ass-kicker Sucker Punch. No joke, just last night I was catching up on Big Love — which…amazing this season — and thinking how versatile Seyfried is. She was a convincing, lovable ditz in Mean Girls (her breasts can always tell when it’s going to rain), but has, mercifully, not played a string of airheads. Her sometimes bubbly, sometimes seductive, very mysterious ghost of Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars gave an emotional foundation to the entire series — what kind of girl engenders this sort of devotion, and suspicion, from such a range of people? She proved she has both pipes and considerable charm in Mamma Mia!, but it’s her intelligent but conflicted Sarah Henrickson on Love that really seals the deal for me. The girl can cry.

Sucker Punch, which has been in the works for about two years, sounds like kind of a mindfrak. It follows Babydoll (Seyfried) as her stepfather sends her to a mental institution to be lobotomized. "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," according to the Hollywood Reporter. "Snyder…has described the fantasy world as ‘Alice in Wonderland with machine guns,’ blending such elements as dragons, B-52 bombers, and brothels." Great, this is what I get for giving up dragon lobotomy brothel stories for Lent.

Seyfried’s supporting cast could include  Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, and Emma Stone. Count me in times one million! What say you, PopWatchers? Ready for Seyfried to kick some butt for Zack?

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  • Lynny

    I am anywhere she is. The girl is a major up and comer. She just glows!

  • PeterBilt The Nature Boy

    PeterBilt is always down with anything Hudgens is in Except the High School Musicals. Which would leave, um, well, tabloids. However, I do think that Seyfried is a great actress and very versatile.

  • Kate

    I am already intrigued, I kind of hope that Zack Snyder might have a female assistant up and coming director who could flesh out the “real” world part because that will be the part of the movie that will make us forgive anything that her character does and really hope that it is somehow being paralled in the real world.

  • chantal

    Love her, like you said, so versatile. To think she had the smaller part in Mean Girls and the star of that movie, Lindsay Lohan can’t even get acting roles anymore, wasted her career away and Amanda’s career is hot. Lindsay must just be green with envy about Amanda’s career!!

  • Daniel

    Amanda Seyfried is the most wonderful and talented young actress working in Hollywood today.* She should be the role model for all other up-and-comers rather than all the other girls with their self-destructive lives/careers (you know who I’m talking about).
    *(And the most beautiful.)

  • Raven_Moon

    This movie sounds intriguing. I look forward to seeing the trailer.

  • Jelana

    Yes, you are correct — Big Love is amazing this season. That is why it is ridiculous to scroll down in this popwatch and see a recap for Desperate Housewives of NY, but nothing for BL. The movie doesn’t sound intriguing to me, but Seyfried is great.

  • Scott

    Most excited about Abbie Cornish in this movie (check out the movie Candy she did with heath ledger,she was incredible) but they are all hot anyway

  • LukeO

    It’s Emily Browning, from ‘A series of unfortunate events.’, not Amanda Seyfried.

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