Dennis Haysbert Replaces Michael Clarke Duncan in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Michael Clarke Duncan was set to reprise his role as Manute from ‘Sin City’ before suddenly passing away in September.

Dennis Haysbert replaces Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Dennis Haysbert replaces Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Several stars of 2005's Sin City are set to reprise their roles in director Robert Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. One of those cast members was Michael Clarke Duncan, who was set to return as Manute before tragically passing away in September at the age of 54. Today, we have news that Dennis Haysbert is in talks to step in as Manute. Here's what director Robert Rodriguez had to say about the new addition to his cast.

"Manute is a character that has been part of the heart of the Sin City tales, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan beautifully established that role onscreen. We could not tell the story of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For without Manute and are thrilled to welcome Dennis Haysbert to the cast."

In the original Sin City, Manute kidnaps Gail (Rosario Dawson), prompting Dwight (Clive Owen) to trade Gail for the head of Jackie Boy (Benicio Del Toro). The cinematic sequel is based on the first of Frank Miller's graphic novels, where the hulking bodyguard/chauffeur works for the femme fatale Ava Lord's husband Damien Lord.

Sin City stars Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy), Rosario Dawson (Gail), and Jaime King (Goldie) are returning, with Jamie Chung replacing Devon Aoki as Miho.

Production is currently on a break in Austin before resuming full-time in January. Dennis Haysbert can currently be seen in The Details and Wreck-It Ralph.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was released August 22nd, 2014 and stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rosario Dawson, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Powers Boothe. The film is directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez.

Sources: Heat Vision Blog

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Comments (10)

  1. zeus

    @skywise Yep, its not going to be the same without the big man. RIP Duncan

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  2. skywise

    @bawnian-dexeus A Dame to Kill for takes place before The Big Fat Kill. And before the Hard Goodbye. @zeus

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  3. WongFu

    Anther good actor to take the role

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  4. Zak Lee Ferguson

    :( twas a sad day, but not to be disheartened at least they havent stopped production!

    2 years agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  5. zeus

    @bawnian-dexeus Looks like he's being resurrected. I Like Dennis another Black actor not really recognized for his work. Good casting!!

    2 years agoby @zeusFlag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I thought his character died due to the whor*s showering him with bullets

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    I'm not familiar with that actor, but I hope he lives up to the high bar Duncan set for that role.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  8. thedude-abides

    Loved him in Heat

    2 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  9. Dan

    Sin City 2 is in good hands :P

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  10. skywise

    Clark will definatly be missed in the role but I can definatly get on board with this.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

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