Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR
While a lot of the talk surrounding Joseph Gordon-Levitt as of late has been related to his rumored role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy or if he will be the next Batman, yesterday’s news revealed the JGL has signed on to star in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It was also reported earlier this week that he passed on a role in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Godzilla reboot – so it’s safe to say that JGL has been quite the commodity in Hollywood. Hit the jump to check out the press release.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is comprised of an all-star cast. Along with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the film brings back Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jamie King, Rosario Dawson from 2005’s Sin City, and welcomes newcomers Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert. It is also reported that Bruce Willis and Clive Owen may make a return. All in all, this news continues to prove that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s top stars.
Below is the Sin City press release:
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.