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Mad Men's Jon Hamm joins up with Zack Snyder's SUCKER PUNCH!

Published at: Aug. 19, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I suppose it had to happen eventually. Zack Snyder couldn't just keep pouring mega-hot women into his next movie... he's gotta have someone there for the ladies and that someone looks to be MAD MEN's Jon Hamm according to Borys Kitt at Hollywood Reporter. Hamm joins a cast pulled out of my own personal heaven including Abbie Cornish, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, Vanessa Hudgens and Emily Browning, playing the lead character. The story on THR gives a little more info on the plot than I had heard, mainly that Browning is placed into a nuthouse by her evil stepfather and is scheduled to undergo a lobotomy. Browning and her (apparently all hot) friends enter some sort of alternate reality to plan her escape. Hamm's character isn't revealed, but he's apparently called HIGH ROLLER. I'm very much looking forward to seeing a Zack Snyder original and whatever the hell that ends up being. What about you? -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



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  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    David Zucker Punch!

    by masteryoda007

    Too early for Airplane jokes?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:47 a.m. CST

    Why are all the crazy chicks hot?

    by CharyouTree

    O and Zacks a hack

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:54 a.m. CST

    JON HAMM FOR BATMAN

    by mynemaborat

    the dude is looks and sounds perfect for bruce wayne / batman... would have been perfect casting

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Should have been the Green Lantern.

    by Nice Marmot

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Snyder knows how to cast his films.

    by knowthyself

    Always a perfect cast with good to great performances.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I'll skip this and watch the inevitable remake!

    by onezeroone

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    High Roller, High Yella & High Ball

    by vic twenty

    the NEW AVENGERS!!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    CharyouTree

    by torontoxic

    The ugly ones are too. Its just that nobody cares. <P> O and Zack's a master. An auteur. So suck it.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    supermarch your right about ugly chicks

    by CharyouTree

    still wrong about Zack though, sorry.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Hmm..

    by Madcapper

    Sounds wierd..what do you mean enter an alternate reality to plan the escape? Are the other chicks also at the asylum?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:05 p.m. CST

    i have ZERO INTEREST in this....

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    does anyone think this sounds good?I mean, I'll wait till we get MORE IMAGES.I, still sorta pissed at Zack for Watchment(although, I KNOW he tried his hardest....but i think he stepped into something he couldn't comprehend)..Love ya Zack....bu maybe....DAWN OF THE DEAD 2???pLEASE?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:07 p.m. CST

    First time hearing of this flick.

    by WalkinDead

    ....but loving the cast.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:54 p.m. CST

    countdown to appearance in this TB by Captain Axis

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    Who sucks Snyder's cock like no other.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    JON HAMM for SUPERMAN idiots

    by ZombieHeathLedger

    no brainer.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    JUST DO SUPERMAN ALREADY

    by wookie1972

    I said before he's too old, but I've come around, Hamm is perfect. In fact, some of the new Supes art coming out from DC looks like it was modelled on him. And while you're at it, DC should get Warburton as Shazaam. Can't we make them do it?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:05 p.m. CST

    CaptainAxis is like Beetlejuice

    by wookie1972

    He only comes if you say the magic words "Zack Snyder is a talentless fratboy hack who was too dumb to understand Watchmen." Notice, however, that I didn't actually say that, so CaptainAxis, please don't come around, I don't have the energy to argue.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:14 p.m. CST

    John Hamm should team up with Billy Cheese!

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Hot girls in this film,

    by #1 Zero

    My guess is that the hot girls will be uglied down for their real life asylum scenes and then made very hot looking and superhero like for their fantasy scenes. But they'd probably look hot even uglied down a bit for the more realistic scenes. Movie ugly and movie normal looking is like twenty times more attractive than real life ugly and real life normal looking. Also Hamm would make a great superman, if you look at Alex Ross's superman art you can draw the comparison. He'd be sort of a fifties throwback rather than Brandon Routh's Abercrombie and Fitch possibly gay version of superman.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Don Draper will bed all these ladies by movie's end!

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:48 p.m. CST

    Will Jon Hamm sell john ham in this movie?

    by MrMysteryGuest

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:54 p.m. CST

    did someone say SMUCKERS LUNCH(tm)?

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    mmmm....now there's a tasty notion!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 1:55 p.m. CST

    add a Y to his name, you got PORNO NAME

    by idrinkyourmilkshake

    Johhny Hamm. Oh well, at least he has MadMen-which really is AMAZING.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Hamm

    by Omar B

    Jon Hamm for Mack Bolan/The Executioner

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 2:40 p.m. CST

    this project

    by Juror Number 8

    just got way cooler. jon hamm needs more movie roles... come to think of it, so does the entire cast of mad men.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:39 p.m. CST

    superman?? noo

    by mynemaborat

    shit no! he's too dark and menacing of a character... he's batman, not superman!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Hamm can do light

    by Jor-El23

    See 30 ROck and SNL. I also think he'd make a good Lantern, or a good Shazam

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jon Hamm is the mann

    by Spandau Belly

    Don Draper can fuck me anyday.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Done arguing over Watchmen

    by CaptainAxis

    I wasn't overly interested in this movie, but the addition of Jon Hamm definitely helps. I'm not a Snyder fanboy but I do think he deserves a lot more credit than some of you give him, so I defend the guy when I see some pretentious douchebag on here ranting about him being a hack. You may not like Snyder or the films he makes, but that doesn't make him a hack. Hopefully he will prove it to the "haters" with Sucker Punch.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Merriam-Webster Online - HACK

    by DennisMM

    3 a : a person who works solely for mercenary reasons b : a writer who works on order; also : a writer who aims solely for commercial success. Snyder may not be a hack, but he's hovering right above hackery.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Here we go again

    by CaptainAxis

    Fuck it, it's not worth it. What genius directors working today do you enjoy?

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Why couldn't they

    by spaghettisawce

    get that pink haired chick from Lazy Town? She's gotta be almost legal by now.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:11 p.m. CST

    if I was this guy I'd keep my

    by Phategod2

    date book open til Captain America has been cast. He's got to be on the short list along with the guy from Fringe.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Thats wrong on so many levels

    by Phategod2

    but reminds me of me after I saw the Professional and The Adams Family.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:47 p.m. CST

    I'm always surrised

    by Gheorghe Zamfir

    I never hear or read anything about Hamm's resemblance to Deniro. Am I the only one who sees it? It's uncanny!

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Sadly, Hamm is the only reason i MIGHT see this.

    by SenatorJeffersonSmith

    Putting a bunch of hot chicks in it is no longer a good enough reason for me to see a movie. Somewhere Springsteen's Glory Days is playing....

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Hack?

    by MacReady452

    Improved on Romero. Style you can identify on sight. A director whose name alone can carry a film. Have any opinion you want..the man is more of an artist than 75% of people making movies today.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:40 p.m. CST

    I'd say more of a artist 75%

    by Phategod2

    Of the Directors making money. He's got the blockbuster producing Directors beat but the one making smaller grossing pic have him beat. like Cauron and such.

  • Aug. 19, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Comics Vs. Fine art

    by MacReady452

    If there is a forum that can relate..its this one

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 2:13 a.m. CST

    really surprised

    by mynemaborat

    i'm honestly really surprised... i thought everyone around here would be thinking hamm is PERFECT bruce wayne / batman... am i really the only one who thinks this is ideal casting?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Is this Snyder trying to prove he's not gay?

    by drturing

    I mean surely he knows 300 is the gayest movie since Top Gun?

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:23 p.m. CST

    improved on Romero my ass

    by wookie1972

    The one innovation - fast zombies - came directly from 28 Days Later.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 12:25 p.m. CST

    CaptainAxis

    by wookie1972

    Scorsese, the Coens, David Lynch (if he is indeed still directing), and yes, Nolan. Directors who do more than just transcribe existing material.

  • Aug. 20, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Emily Browning is smoking hot.

    by OutlawsDelejos

    The premise sounds lame, but I know the end result is sure to be awesome regardless. Plus, you know.... Emily Browning is really hot.

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