Published On: Tue, Jan 8th, 2013

‘Dark Knight Rises’ star Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast as lead in ‘Sin City A Dame to Kill For’

Rumored to be considering Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” or the reboot of “Godzilla,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt instead joins the ensemble cast for the sequel to “Sin City.”

sin-city-2-a-dame-to-kill-for-posterDeadline confirmed that the “Looper” star will play Johnny, a main character in “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the sequel to the 2005 film directed by Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller. (Deadline added that the role was offered to Johnny Depp)

Gordon-Levitt will play Johnny, a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game. – Official announcement from the Weinsteins.

The press release explained that “He’s a new character with new motivations, in new material that has been said to work as a bridge between some of the plot points of the first film and some of the plot points in A Dame to Kill For. Who is this most foul enemy? What is his best game? Will he be wearing rubbery bits on his face again? Only time will tell”.

The press release included this quote from Gordon-Levitt:

“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”.”

Rodriguez and Miller are both back directing the film based on Miller’s graphic novel. Returning stars Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson are confirmed, along with newcomer Dennis Haysbert, who replaced the deceased Michael Clarke Duncan.

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” opens in theaters October 4, 2013.

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