The cast of Sucker Punch headed to London for the premiere of their movie last night. Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, and Emily Browning hit the red carpet last week in LA with the help of other famous faces, but this time they were joined by Superman himself, Henry Cavill. Emily had her hot date, Max Irons, by her side for the event, and the couple got cozy at the afterparty. Perhaps the action-packed fantasy film will have a better run with the overseas crowd after a disappointing opening weekend at the US box office.
Sucker Punch is an action-fantasy hybrid that tells the story of a young woman known only as "Baby Doll" (Emily Browning). In an engrossing prologue, we're introduced to Baby Doll's plight; when her mother dies, she and her sister become the targets of their sadistic stepfather. In a tragic twist, Baby Doll is involved in an accident that lands her in a dilapidated mental institution. Unable to accept her new reality, Baby Doll escapes into a fantasy world in which she imagines that she and the other female patients (Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, and Jamie Chung) are beautiful dancers in a burlesque theater.
Even in Baby Doll's parallel world where she and the others are gorgeous seductresses, there's still danger from the evil club owner. Fixated on escaping from the theater, Baby Doll learns from a mysterious mentor that she needs five tools to earn her freedom. The other girls are willing to help, and each time they retrieve one of the tools, they all disappear into a second fantasy world in which they're gun-toting, sword-wielding warriors tasked with defeating a variety of faceless enemies. Does that sound confusing? It is. Though director Zach Snyder tries very hard to make Sucker Punch something of an instant classic for the gamer set, all he creates is a messy illustration of female eye candy atop a half-baked story.
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The leading ladies of Sucker Punch were in fighting shape as they walked the red carpet at last night's Los Angeles premiere. While some of the girls went for glamorous retro waves, romantic curly updos, and peachy-pink lips, stars Emily Browning and Jena Malone bucked the trend with a stick-straight bob and dark, moody lipstick, respectively. Whose red-carpet beauty look packed the biggest punch?
The ladies of Sucker Punch like Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish joined their leading man, Jon Hamm, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Westfeldt, for their LA premiere last night. The screening brought out other actresses from the project like Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Emily Browning, who are all featured in the pages of the new Nylon magazine. Other stars like Derek Hough, Emma Roberts, and Malin Akerman stepped onto the black carpet as well to enjoy the evening out at Grauman's Chinese Theater. BuzzSugar had a recent sneak peek at photos from the movie, which was directed by 300's Zack Snyder. The plot is centered on a young girl, played by Emily, who fantasizes about escaping from a mental ward, and it arrives in theaters tomorrow.
Sucker Punch costars Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish each donned leather to pose for the April issue of Nylon. The movie's cast, which also includes Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, and Emily Browning, did their share of toughening up for their roles in the upcoming fantasy film, with Vanessa even learning to use a tomahawk! The leading ladies talked to the magazine about their fight skills, first impressions of each other, and what gets their adrenaline pumping. Here are some highlights:
Photos courtesy Marvin Scott Jarrett for Nylon. Styled by J. Errico and Michelle Reneau
The exciting premise of Limitless opens the door for a plethora of possible film storylines: a man discovers a wonder drug called NZT that allows him to access 100 percent of his brain. He not only becomes an upgraded version of himself, he transforms into the best version of virtually any human. Will he use his power for good? For evil? For love? Director Neil Burger tries to encapsulate all of those themes (and more) into his film, creating an adventure that's entertaining but never quite crosses over into exhilarating.
Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie Morra, a struggling writer whose life is in the toilet. He looks like hell, his apartment is a dump, and his girlfriend Lindy (Abbie Cornish) just broke up with him. He's skeptical when his former brother-in-law slips him a drug to help him focus on his book, but Eddie quickly changes his mind when he asks himself "how much worse could it get?"
Thus begins a dizzying adventure where NZT becomes Eddie's own personal magic lamp, granting him all the wishes he could possibly ask for. Naturally, it's not all fun and games; he's thrown into a circle of violence and slippery people almost immediately after NZT becomes part of his life. The more Eddie shows off his newly acquired skills, business savvy, and opulence, the bigger the target on his back becomes.
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Limitless costars Bradley Cooper and Abbie Cornish grace the April cover of Marie Claire. The actors play a romantic pair in the sci-fi thriller, so they were a perfect fit for the annual couples issue. Abbie is usually seen with lighter hair, including in her sexy GQ spread, but looks hot with sensitive soul Bradley. The duo reunited to pose together and dish on their views about love ahead of the film's big publicity push. Stay tuned later today to PopSugarTV to see our I'm a Huge Fan winner's road to meeting Bradley at the NYC premiere! He and Abbie opened up about what makes relationships really work, their memorable first dates, the couples they admire, and more. Here are some highlights:
Abbie Cornish has double the promotional duty to do with her Bradley Cooper film Limitless hitting theaters Friday and her new movie Sucker Punch coming out this month on the 25th — check out just-released photos from that film featuring Abbie along with her costars Vanessa Hudgens and Jon Hamm. She stripped down to pose for the April issue of GQ magazine, and inside she chatted about all the fun she had learning to shoot a gun for her project with Jon. She said, "I'm a vegetarian — I'm not the type to want to go shoot a gun. Then I actually got to the range and totally fell in love with an M4. It was kind of amazing."