While the cast of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Sucker Punch is predominately female, they’ve just added a new, male member to the cast. Joining Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Carla Gugino is Mad Men actor Jon Hamm, says THR. Not too much has been revealed about the character he will be playing, although the article does mention his character’s name will be “High Roller”. Other than that, nothing else seems to be known.
Sucker Punch is about a girl named Baby Doll (Emily Browning), who when committed to a mental institution in the 1950’s, is forced to escape with her friends into an alternate reality when she is scheduled to have a lobotomy. The movie will be director Snyder’s fourth, after his Dawn of the Dead remake, and comic book adaptations 300 and Watchmen. At this time, Sucker Punch is scheduled for release March 25, 2011, which is the month all of Snyder’s films have seen their release.
News like this only gets me even more excited for this movie. Hamm has proven his skills on Mad Men as a dramatic actor, and he has a good leading man look to him, although we would assume he would play a supporting role this time around. Snyder is also one of my favorite filmmakers of his generation, and I wonder what he can do with an original property. He has a sensibility for visuals in his films like few others have. Unlike someone like Michael Bay, he makes movies with something to them and can actually shoot action. Hopefully we see more news in the coming future for this movie and it’s ongoing production.
What do you think of Jon Hamm joining the cast of Sucker Punch?