MAMMA MIA! Star Seyfried Drops Out of Snyder's 'SUCKER PUNCH'
Entertainmnt Weekly is reporting that Amanda Seyfried's, best known for her singing-and-dancing role in Mamma Mia, has been force to drop out of Zack Snyder's 1960s-set, fantasy Sucker Punch for Warner Bros. Seyfried was offered 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.
But shooting is scheduled for the fall for her HBO series BIG LOVE, and the cable giant won't release her from her commitment, which will be in the middle of filming its fourth season. No word yet on who Snyder will find as her replacement. To read the full EW report click here.
The R-rated project, described as "an 'Alice in Wonderland' with machine guns," kicks off pre-production this June in Canada.
Seyfried will play an American who finds herself falling in love with the womanizing Lord Illingworth (Bean) in the English countryside until his mother (Bening) throws a wrench in his plans.
Donald Zuckerman will produce and Bruce Beresford will be directing from a script by Howard Himelstein.
Seyfried is known for playing the role of ditzy Karen Smith in Mean Girls, Seyfried's other film credits include Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves, Alpha Dog, American Gun and Nine Lives. Her TV credits include "Veronica Mars," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," and "Big Love," on which she plays Sarah Henrickson.
An unprecedented worldwide box office phenomenon, Mamma Mia! The Movie has already been proclaimed the fastest selling DVD of all time in the U.K. after first-day sales reached 1.6 million units, surpassing the previous decade-long record holder Titanic on November 24, 2008 by over a half-million units, or 50 percent of total sales.
The Abba stage hit big screen transfer is now the first DVD to sell more than 5 million copies placing it in one in four UK households. Its closest rival was The Dark Knight with 1.5 million sold. The previous top seller was Pirates of the Caribbean.
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