Australian actress Emily Browning is set to headline screenwriter Julia Leigh’s directorial debut Sleeping Beauty. The 21-year-old starlet will play the part of a student-turned-prostitute who prefers not to remember the things men do to her while she lies doped up in what is called a Sleeping Beauty chamber.
Browning began her acting career at the age of eight. While in her teens, she starred in Ghost Ship, Darkness Falls, and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. Last year, she took the lead role in Dreamworks PG-13 thriller The Uninvited.
It will be arousing interesting to see Browning in a kink-fueled flick. Here’s hoping that Leigh’s script is as outrageously perverted as Anne Rice’s BDSM take on the Sleeping Beauty fairytale (The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, Beauty’s Release).
Sleeping Beauty is budgeted at $10 million and is scheduled to start shooting in Australia come March.