Emily Browning’s career transition from her charming and acerbic turn in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events through Zack Snyder’s Baby Doll in Sucker Punch will find its next touchstone with Julia Leigh’s dark sex drama Sleeping Beauty, a trailer for which has just appeared.

It was back in February 2010 when we reported Browning’s involvement in the film which is the depressing tale of a student falling in prostitution and becoming the Sleeping Beauty of the title which has the victim lying, drugged in a bed awaiting the series of men to visit her, knowing in her drugged state that she won’t remember a thing about it in the morning.

It’s a terrible premise and the fact that the trailer looks bleak and beautiful gives me the surety that Leigh has the confidence to bring this story, adapted from her own novel, to the screen.

The film will be competing in Cannes this year and we await its distribution details to be revealed.

Here’s the trailer, full screen this one.



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