Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins the Cast of ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

The ‘Looper’ star will portray Johnny, a cocky gambler with a sinister plan in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming action sequel.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Joseph Gordon-Levitt joins Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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, 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. Here's what co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had to say about this character.

"Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role."

Joseph Gordon-Levitt had this to say about taking on the role.

"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."

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 will 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.

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: Dimension Films

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Comments (14)

  1. Sean

    @The-Mudder-F-cking-Loud-Killer There will likely be a trailer released later this year for this movie.

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. justatadmatt

    well this made my morning.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  3. Corey W.

    Wasn't excited before, but now I'm intrigued.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  4. Dan

    Excellent. Just icing on the cake.

    2 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. ChiRep_1

    Guess I finally need to watch Sin City

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  6. MovieManiac

    Sweet! I love Sin City. Cannot wait!

    2 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  7. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    A mess is about to go down...the good kind

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  8. ejk1

    Good news.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  9. the Narrator

    This is definitely more up his alley than Guardians of the Galaxy would be.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  10. Justice Kowaleski

    Woo JGL in Sin City now thats perfect

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

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