Carla Gugino lands 'Sucker Punch'

Zack Snyder directing 1950s-set pic for Warner Bros.

Carla Gugino has been cast in "Sucker Punch," the action fantasy Zack Snyder is directing for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

Gugino joins Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, and Abbie Cornish star in the 1950s-set tale of a girl (Browning) confined to a mental institution by her evil stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. She and her friends enter an alternate reality where they begin planning an escape.

Gugino is playing Mrs. Schultz, an adult figure in the institution.

Snyder, who wrote the script, is producing with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder.

The actors are currently in fight training, and the studio is readying a fall shoot in Vancouver.

Gugino, repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment, was one of the stars of Snyder's "Watchmen," portraying the 1950s version of Silk Spectre. She next stars in indie sports drama "Our Lady of Victory."