August 8, 2007 / 1:48 PM / 13 years ago

"Watchmen" adds Gugino as do-gooder

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Carla Gugino has joined the cast of “Watchmen,” an adaptation of the DC Comics limited series.

She joins Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Malin Akerman in the Warner Bros. movie, which is set in an alternate America that has passed a law banning costumed crime fighters. When one is murdered, the remaining members set out to solve the mystery.

Gugino will play Sally Jupiter, a burlesque dancer-turned-costumed heroine and sex symbol the Silk Spectre who is part of the Minutemen, a group of heroes who preceded the Watchmen. She also is the mother of the new Silk Spectre (Akerman). Sources said Gugino will portray Jupiter in varying eras, playing different ages throughout the movie.

Zack Snyder (“300”) will direct the film, which is set to start shooting in the fall in Vancouver.

Gugino recently wrapped the indie sports drama “Our Lady of Victory” and appeared in a five-episode arc of HBO’s “Entourage.” She next appears in Universal’s “American Gangster.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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