Staying faithful to one of his Minutemen, Zack Snyder has given Carla Gugino a role in the upcoming Sucker Punch. So far we know almost nothing about her part of Mrs. Schulz. Indeed, it could be a key part or it could be not: The Hollywood Reporter tag her only as “an adult figure in the institution.” This doesn’t even let us know if she’s another inmate or one of the psychiatric staff. She could even be some kind of super glamorous janitor. Or perhaps she appears to be one of the staff but is really an inmate – that’s a cliche that’s never gonna get new again.
UPDATE: Variety have followed through with their own piece on the casting and reveal that Mrs. Schulz is “a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality.” An oppressive asylum reimagined as a brothel? Okay, I see where this is going more definitely now… I now return you to a THR-centric report, already in progress.
There’s another description of the film’s premise listed, which pretty much sits perfectly on top of the information we already had.
The 1950s-set tale follows a girl 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.
All these fives everywhere – five days until she’s lobotomised, five items to find, five young female stars listed (Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish). This film is five crazy.
Perhaps the most interesting piece of ancillary information in thenew reports is that the actors are currently in fight training. Does this include Gugino? Certainly sounds like it.
When I saw Gugino in the flesh I was quite taken aback by how… perfected she seemed. And not by surgery, just by… I don’t know what. Random genetic chance? She just seemed so tidy.