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Josh Brolin & Joseph Gordon-Levitt Join ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’

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Like the proverbial bus, all news on Sin City 2 seems to be arriving at once after seven painful years of speculation. Not only will Joseph Gordon-Levitt be playing the part of Johnny in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (a character written uniquely for the film), but he’ll be joined by Josh Brolin, who replaces Clive Owen in the lead role of Dwight.

And lest we forget Christopher Meloni, also getting in on the action. Meloni is best known for his role in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, and will be treading on similar ground in a big role as one of Sin City’s finest cops. Then again, we all know that the police in this town aren’t the type to play by the rules.

A Dame to Kill For is based on Frank Miller’s second story from the series, and production of the film is already well under way. A press release from Dimension, regarding Brolin’s casting, reads as follows:

“Dwight is one of the favorite characters from Miller’s books and the 2005 film.  In SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, Dwight is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell.  Chronologically, this story takes place prior to “The Big Fat Kill” (featured in the film FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.”

“Dwight is a constant character throughout the Sin City world and “A Dame To Kill For” is a defining episode in his life. We’re looking forward to Josh’s take on Dwight,” said Rodriguez and Miller.”

This explains how Brolin, who previously worked alongside Rodriguez in Planet Terror, can quite easily slip into the Dwight story arc. And if you thought the first Sin City had its fair share of stars, you ain’t seen nothin’. The sequel will also bring back Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson for round 2. No word on who will play Ava (aka The Dame) yet. Though at the rate the news is coming in, we can’t imagine we’ll have to wait long to find out. Especially as the film’s out this October.

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    The Johnny character that Gordon-Levitt is playing was originally written for Johnny Depp. Depp turned it down.

    Why did Clive Owen get dumped? He was good. Seems a bit unceremonious.

    The first film was an absolutely stunning achievement and, honestly, I think it should have been Oscar nominated.

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    • robert said

      Why was Clive Owen let go .. He was one of the best actors in the first movie … They should cast Alicia Keys or Jennifer Lopez either of those women would do great in a Sin City movie …

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  • Eric Villarreal said

    Sheridan i agree with you, Sin City was very well laid out and well directed as well. it’s a shame that it wasn’t even considered for a nomination..i read on Depp’s turn down of this project and apparently his choice was limited as i also read another Pirates film was moving forward and an untitled Tim Burton film was in the works as well. The addition of Gordon-Levitt and Brolin should result in a great decision and should play out well.

    Eric Villarreal

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  • robert said

    The audience became attached to the Clive Owen character Dwight as played by Clive Owen. Josh Brolin as Dwight…? Big mistake he doesn’t even have a British accent. and Hollywood wonder why they are losing money. Stop making these “BoneHead’ decisions… Hollywood is just throwing good money at Bad ideas…and choices.

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