Josh Brolin Replacing Clive Owen in ‘A Dame to Kill For’; Chris Meloni Also Signs On
Yesterday, we learend that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had signed on to play the role of Johnny in the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is currently filming. Today, two more have joined the impressive cast. First up is Chris Meloni, who most folks know from his time spent on the it TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Not much was revelaed in regards to his role other than it is a lead and that he plays a cop. Fitting.
Josh Brolin, who is currently working on Spike Lee’s adaptation of Old Boy also joined the film today, but instead of taking on a new role, Brolin will take the role of Dwight,originally played by Clive Owen. In a press release from Dimension Films, we have the official announcement of this casting change, as well as a brief synopsis:
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.
This isn’t the only casting change for the film, as Devon Aoki, who played Miho in the first film, will be replaced by Jamie Chung, while Dennis Haysbert will be filling the role of Manute due to Michael Clarke Duncan passing away last fall. The role of Ava Lord, mentioned above, has yet to be filled, despite filming being underway. But, with the number of roles being officially cast in recent days, I’d expect an announcement on that one to come soon.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is slated for an October 4, 2013 release and is being directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. The film also stars Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Jamie King.
Source : Deadline