Carla Gugino could be a bad bad mother


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EXCLUSIVE: Carla Gugino has returned to “Entourage” this season to bust Hollywood tail as a hard-nosed agent. We could soon be watching her on the screen busting more than that.

Gugino is in talks to star as the title character in “MILF.” Not the kind you may be thinking of, but Mothers I’d Like to...Fight, a revenge story about a woman who, recently released from prison, returns to the street to take care of some unfinished business.


Franck Khalfoun, who directed the garage-set horror thriller “P2,” is on board to direct the film, while “Piranha 3D” director Alexandre Aja and executive producer Alix Taylor will likely be involved in producer capacities. Gugino, for her part, continues a Hollywood career in which she’s especially adept at tough-girl roles, with “Watchmen,” “Karen Sisco” and “Sin City” all lining her resume.

Outlaw women with weapons and a score to settle are proliferating on the big screen: Angelina Jolie in “Salt,” Noomi Rapace in “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Michelle Rodriguez in the upcoming “Machete” (and pretty much anything else she does), all the women in Zack Snyder’s upcoming alternative-reality action movie “Sucker Punch,” about a woman in a mental institution who must fight her way out. Gugino herself is in that film, as the tough-cookie madam of said institution. Which we guess makes her a Madam I’d Like to Fight.

— Steven Zeitchik


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