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Zack Snyder readies all-girl cast for his next film, 'Sucker Punch'

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With Watchmen bowing Friday, director Zack Snyder is already busy prepping his next endeavor, the 1960s-based action fantasy Sucker Punch, based on his own script. Snyder is still putting together his all-female cast, but sources say Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to play the lead role of Baby Doll, a young woman who has been committed to an insane asylum and fantasizes about escaping with the help of her fellow inmates, who take on fantastical roles in her mind. Offers are out to a slew of young actresses to fill out those roles, including Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Evan Rachel Wood, and Emma Stone. The $100 million budgeted film for Warner Bros. is scheduled to begin production in the Fall. Says Snyder, who is also producing the film with his wife Deborah Snyder, “I already did the all-male cast with 300, so I’m doing the opposite end of the spectrum.”