Published On: Sun, Jan 27th, 2013

Robert Rodriguez praises Dennis Haysbert as Manute in ‘Sin City A Dame to Kill For,’ he has ‘amazing presence’

“Sin City” will return later this year and Robert Rodriguez is praising one of his new cast members: Dennis Haysbert of “24” fame.

Talking with MTV Rodriguez heaped praise on the actor.

Sin-City-2-Manute-Michael-Clarke-DuncanDennis is going to bring his own thing to it but it’s very much pays tribute to what Michael did and is very much in line with the role. He’s such a fantastic actor and an amazing presence. He’s really exciting to work with. I’ve been adding dialogue for him. It’s so fun.”

The passing of Michael Clarke Duncan in 2012 left a vacant role and Haysbert was cast as the hulking brute named Manute for “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”

Rodriguez believes the spirit of the character remains intact.

“People get to do things they don’t normally get to do in the movies in Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City’ world,” he said. “We have a lot of license to disguise yourself and really be someone else, do something totally outside your normal career. I think that’s why actors tend to gravitate toward these movies. It’s a real license to have a lot of fun and do something different, to take a vacation from the work they normally do, to go out on a limb — and it’s welcomed.”

“Dame” will return Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis and add Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Juno Temple and Josh Brolin as only a portion of the all-star cast.

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


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