UPDATE: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins SIN CITY 2; Won't Star In GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
It has been confirmed that The Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt has concluded talks with Marvel Studios for the role of 'Star-Lord' in Guardians of the Galaxy, but he will however play 'Johnny' in Sin City: A Dame To Kill. UPDATE: We now have the press release from Dimension Films.
Deadline has broken the news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed up to star in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, the Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller helmed adaptation of the latters graphic novels. He will reportedly take on the role of 'Johnny', a part which was at one point offered to Johnny Depp. Gangster Squad star Josh Brolin is also said to be one of several actors that the studio are courting for "tough guy" roles in the sequel. Unfortunately, the site goes on to reveal that the talks between Levitt and Marvel Studios have ended and that he will NOT take on the role of 'Star-Lord' in Guardians of the Galaxy. They are now "evaluating" their other candidates.
New York, NY January 7, 2013 – Dimension Films announced today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (LOOPER, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES) is joining the all-star cast as one of the lead characters in the highly anticipated SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The film is the follow up to co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 visually groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY. Other major casting announcements will continue to follow.
Gordon-Levitt will play “Johnny,” a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game.
"Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role," said Rodriguez and Miller.
Gordon-Levitt most recently wrote, directed and stars in DON JON’S ADDICTION which will premiere this month at Sundance and also stars Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore.
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 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 Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” and Jamie Chung as “Miho”. Production is underway at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
The original SIN CITY broke new ground with its iconic stylish look. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR will not only bring fans back to the world that Miller and Rodriguez created, but also add a new dimension by bringing their unique visual style to life in 3D.
SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR was developed by Frank Miller based upon his graphic novel, with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award® winner William Monahan (The Departed). The film will be released by Dimension Films in the US and Canada on October 4, 2013 and is produced by Robert Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions, Aldamisa, AR Films, Miramax and Solipsist.
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