Is there something in the water at Zack Snyder’s camp? Perhaps he got exposed to the Iron Man 2 casting disease and now his latest project has been infected. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me fill you in. Snyder’s film Sucker Punch, is supposed to be an all female, ass kicking flick. It’s about a young girl committed to an insane asylum, who dreams of escaping with the help of her fellow inmates. The leader of the pack is Baby Doll, a role that was originally given to Amanda Seyfried. She dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and was replaced by Emily Browning. That was only the beginning of the drama.
Two more actresses have jumped ship, find out who after the jump.
Besides Seyfried, the cast of Sucker Punch included Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, Vanessa Hudgens, and Emma Stone. Two of these actresses are dunzo, and cited scheduling conflicts as their reason. Wood and Stone will not be able to star in the film, and have pulled out. They’ve been replaced Jena Malone and Jamie Chung. According to RopeofSilicon, Malone will replace Wood in the role of Cornish’s little sister. Chung will take over Stone’s spot as Amber, a country girl with a heart of gold.
Chung starred in Dragon Ball: Evolution as Chi Chi, and can be seen in the upcoming horror remake, Sorority Row. Malone is a former child actress whose made her rounds on the indie drama circuit, but was last seen in The Ruins.
I like Jena Malone and I think she is a very talented actress. She should have no problem fitting into this group of young ladies. Chung, who I remember from her days on Real World: San Diego (yeah, I used to watch that show) is proving to be an action dynamo. Snyder said the actresses would have to do fight training and choreography for the film, so she should have no problem there. Hopefully after this the casting issues will stop, and they can start on production already. What’s really going on Snyder?
What do you think about Malone and Chung replacing Wood and Stone? Is it a good fit? Who do you think should have been cast?