Emily Browning To Be New Sleeping Beauty

Australian actress Emily Browning, star of A Series of Unfortunate Events, has reportedly signed on to play Sleeping Beauty in a dark revamp of the classic tale, according to ThePlaylist.

Actually, I’m re-reading the description of the film and ‘dark’ just doesn’t quite cover it.

The plot is described as, “a haunting erotic fairy tale about a student who drifts into prostitution and finds her niche as a woman who sleeps, drugged, in a ‘Sleeping Beauty chamber’ while men do to her what she can‘t remember the next morning.”

Hey, we’ve all been there.

Browning is going to get a reputation as the replacement go-to girl after she got this part by stepping in for Alice and Wonderland’s Mia Wasikowska. Apparently Mia was too busy doing working on Gus Van Sant’s Restless and Cary Fukunaga’s Jane Eyre.

She also took over the role of Baby Doll in Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch after Amanda Seyfried dropped out.

The script is written and will be directed by first-timer Julia Leigh, made it onto the 2008 Black list (the best unproduced movies of the year). Looks like Sleeping Beauty will be in good company in the next year as Sarah Polley’s Black List script is also getting produced.

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