Even though most of Robert Rodriguez‘s Sin City sequel has already been shot in the director’s Austin studios, major additions are still being announced. Yesterday it was revealed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had snagged one of the leading roles. Today, Christopher Meloni and Josh Brolin were also added to the cast.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be based on the black, white and grisly graphic novels by Frank Miller. The sequel brings back most of the cast of the original, including Mickey Rourke, Jessical Alba, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King. Devon Aoki, however, has been replaced by Jamie Chung in the role of “deadly little Miho,” and Dennis Haysbert will be stepping in for the late Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute.
Yesterday it was announced that Levitt was joining the film, and would play the role Johnny (a role that was originally offered to Johnny Depp). Meloni, who is best known for playing a noble NYPD detective on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will take his skills unto Rodriguez’s sequel. He’ll be playing a cop, and according to Deadline, he’s one of the leads.
Brolin will also star. He’ll be playing Dwight, a man who is hunted down by the only woman he ever love, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell. Dwight was previously played by Clive Owen in the original, but seeing as A Dame To Kill For is actually more of a prequel than a sequel, it makes sense to have a slightly younger actor play the part. And who better than Brolin? After all he has played a younger version of someone else before. It’s also said that Dame is a defining episode in this character’s life.
Also worth noting is that the role of the Dame has yet to be revealed. So there’s one more major casting we’re waiting for.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For hits theaters October 4, 2013.
What do you think of the new casting announcements? Who should be cast as the Dame?