The rumors are indeed true. Joseph Gordon-Levitt has signed on to play one of the main characters in the Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are co-directing, as they did with Sin City, and the cast includes original Sin City players Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Rosario Dawson as Gail, and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. Dennis Haysbert will be taking on the role of Manute that was played by Michael Clarke Duncan in the 2005 film. Jamie Chung will be playing Miho, previously played by Devon Aoki.
According to Dimension Films' official casting announcement, Gordon-Levitt is playing "Johnny, a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game." Say Miller and Rodriguez: "Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role."
Commenting on the project, Gordon-Levitt said, "I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality. Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez."
Miller and William Monahan (The Departed) adapted Miller's graphic novel for the screen, with the story combining "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."
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