Posted on Monday, August 31st, 2009 by Russ Fischer
While promoting Sorority Row, actress Jamie Chung has been talking about Zack Snyder‘s upcoming film Sucker Punch, in which she is featured alongside Emily Browning, Jenna Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish and supporting players Carla Gugino and Jon Hamm. We know a few things about the film: Browning plays Baby Doll, a girl confined to a mental institution by her stepfather. She escapes into outlandish, violent fantasy to deal with her predicament. Chung gets a bit more specific, though, and her comments follow the break. Are they spoilers? Not really, if you’ve been reading what we’ve covered so far.
ComingSoon has the roundtable talk, in which Chung reiterates that each of the girls cast in the film have one character in the real world and another in fantasy. The core is this:
[Baby Doll] goes into these fever dreams to escape. Somehow her alternate reality affects her reality, just like in ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ All of the characters in her fever dreams are from her real life. And the girls plan to escape and they come up with a plan and things go terribly wrong and it really does affect her reality.
The ‘things going terribly wrong’ sections will likely be seriously violent, and the stunt team Snyder used for 300 are on board, which we already knew. Chung says the film “puts 300 to shame! It’s the same stunt guys, 87Eleven. Damon (Caro) and Logan, the trainer. But it really is ‘300’ but with a female cast.” That being the case, I’m trying to figure out how this will make a PG-13. Not because of the level of violence, but because other reports have said that Baby Doll envisions at least part of the asylum as a brothel, and she’s trying to escape some level of sexual threat. The MPAA is fine with rating violent stuff PG-13, but when sex is brought into the equation everything changes.