Press Release: Josh Brolin To Play 'Dwight' In SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

After reportedly being looked at for a role in the anticipated Sin City sequel, Josh Brolin (Jonah Hex, Men In Black 3) has officially been cast as 'Dwight', who was played by Clive Owen in the first movie. Hit the jump to read the full press release.

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By Paul Romano - 1/8/2013


Today Dimension Films announced another big name that has been added to the SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR cast roster, further ramping up the ensemble – Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin (GANGSTER SQUAD, MILK). Brolin will star as “Dwight” in the follow up to FRANK MlLLER’S SIN CITY for co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. The part of the “Dame” has yet to be cast.

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.

Brolin will next be seen alongside Sean Penn in the Warner Bros. 1940’s police drama Gangster Squad set for release January 11, 2013. Brolin recently completed production on the Jason Reitman-directed film Labor Day opposite Kate Winslet, in addition to Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of the popular Korean film. Brolin last appeared as young “Agent K” in Men in Black 3, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring Will Smith and Emma Thompson. In 2008, Brolin was nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review for his portrayal of ‘Dan White’ in Gus Van Sant’s acclaimed film Milk. Prior to that, Brolin earned a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of an ensemble for his work in Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men, which also won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR weaves together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants.

The star studded ensemble includes already announced original cast members Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy” with new cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute” and Jamie Chung as “Miho.” Production is underway at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.










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blvdnoise - 1/8/2013, 1:11 PM
Lots of SC2 news lately! I'll be hoping for the best..
Spideyguy94 - 1/8/2013, 1:12 PM
Well considering dwight gets facial reconstruction in the comics, it's no surprise here. Awesome casting.
Hellsing - 1/8/2013, 1:25 PM
Awesome choice,Brolin the man.
Rhysno1 - 1/8/2013, 1:28 PM
There is just something about Josh Brolin I hate
ManOfKrypton - 1/8/2013, 1:32 PM
Gutted that they couldn't have just modified Clive Owen's face somehow... He owned that role!
jimpinto24 - 1/8/2013, 1:33 PM
I like Josh Brolin as an actor. But I wish Clive Owens came back as Dwight.
MrEko - 1/8/2013, 1:36 PM
AWESOME!!!! Sin City 2 is shaping up nicely. I hope Clive cameos as post-surgery Dwight, that would be [frick]ing sweet ;)
soberchimera - 1/8/2013, 1:37 PM
TonyChu - 1/8/2013, 2:00 PM
Makes sense since Dwight had a different face in this arc.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/8/2013, 2:19 PM
Damn wished they would have not replaced Clive. It would have been so easy to just modify his face with make up.

I can see Brolin as Dwight before the surgery thou but they better get Clive back to play Dwight after the surgery.

Dont replace him completely.
AlexDeLarge87 - 1/8/2013, 2:21 PM
Oh and Karl Urban as Wallace please.

Dont remember if he shows up in Dame To Kill For but when they adapt Hell & Back. Urban as Wallace.
LoudLon - 1/8/2013, 2:38 PM
Loved Clive Owen as Dwight but if he couldn't be arsed (to borrow a phrase from our Limey brothers) at least he's been replaced by an equally capable actor. I wonder what Brolin's going to look like with a shaved head...
DukeAcureds - 1/8/2013, 3:22 PM
Damn, I always thought he was black, pre-surgery.
Josh Brolin is not the first guy that comes to mind, for this part, no matter what color.
DukeAcureds - 1/8/2013, 3:24 PM
Big question is: Who will be Ava?
With all these announcements, maybe we'll hear soon?
Bandrews1 - 1/8/2013, 3:58 PM
Interesting. It makes since to cast an entirely different actor since Dwight looks completely different in A Dame to Kill For. The casting for this is shaping up nicely.
NorseGod - 1/8/2013, 4:13 PM
Is he playing first dwight or both faces?
agentmi5 - 1/8/2013, 4:18 PM
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

HeadPool420 - 1/8/2013, 4:24 PM
Great actor, but I'd rather see Clive in make up to change his face not a different actor.:/
Vadakin - 1/8/2013, 5:05 PM
I wonder if Owen will make a cameo...
maxxgone - 1/8/2013, 6:12 PM
i absolutely HATE when actors/actresses do not reprise their roles in sequels. i f-ing LOATHE it. especially since owen just killed that role. i hope it's just because in the comics 'dwight' changes his appearance. then maybe have owen step back in at the end with the plastic surgery and all. otherwise, we've been waiting 10 years for him to get back into those shoes, and now screw us i guess.
maxxgone - 1/8/2013, 6:15 PM
by the way, don't get me wrong on brolin - he's awesome. excellent actor. i just hope (like many) that owen comes back once the plastic surgery is done.
maxxgone - 1/8/2013, 6:16 PM
oh, and they'll have to explain the british accent, cu unless im wrong, didn't owen use his native tongue for the role? or am i wrong?
mattattack - 1/8/2013, 7:42 PM
I hope they have Clive do a cameo at least. I wish he was fully back in the role.
Nivekian - 1/8/2013, 11:10 PM
Look up Brolins mug shot from his New Years arrest, he is already shaved down & everything to play pre Manute Dwight. Personally, I want him to be Batman (with Robin) in Justice League, but I'll take what I can get.
Nivekian - 1/8/2013, 11:16 PM
Here is a link to what is said to be his mug shot I found on google. Looks pretty much like Dwight.

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v192/Nivekian/josh-brolin-dwight_zps504095e3.jpg[/IMG]

NorseGod - 1/8/2013, 11:55 PM
here you go, Nivekian

TREE24K - 1/9/2013, 10:30 AM
So is someone going to morph Josh Brolin and Clive Owen's faces together so we can see the ultimate Dwight?

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