The Warner Bros./Legendary project follows Babydoll (Emily Browning) who is confined to a mental institution by her stepfather, who intends to have her lobotomized in five days. While there, she imagines an alternative reality to hide her from the pain, and in that world, she begins planning her escape, needing to steal five objects to help get her out before she is deflowered by a vile man.
Gugino will play a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality. Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish co-star.
The movie begins shooting in early fall.