Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Robert Rodriguez’ ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ as a cocky gambler


What a crazy few weeks it has been for actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He is still rumoured to be appearing in Warner’s Justice League movie as Batman, he was added to the list of potential names for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and today we both learnt he was top of the list for Legendary’s Godzilla reboot, and has since turned it down. Why has he turned it down? Because he has just signed on to appear in Robert Rodriguez’ now filming sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The film began shooting back in October, and Dimension Films have said in a press release that more names are yet to be announced. The fact Rodriguez is filming entirely on a green screen means that actors do not have to share sets with each other, and new characters can be added at will. Thankfully Gordon-Levitt is one of these new characters.

He will play a cocky gambler named Johnny. Originally written for Johnny Depp, the role binds together the multiple plots in the film, and Johnny himself has his own scores to settle. Gordon-Levitt commented: “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,” explained JGL of his decision. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”

Here is the official 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.



About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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