Josh Brolin Is Dwight in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’!

The actor will play the role originated by Clive Owen in 2005’s ‘Sin City’ for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller.

Josh Brolin is confirmed to star as Dwight in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Josh Brolin is confirmed to star as Dwight in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Today Dimension Films announced another big name that has been added to the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For cast roster, further ramping up the ensemble - Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad, Milk). Brolin will star as "Dwight" in the follow up to Sin City for co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. The part of the "Dame" has yet to be cast.

Dwight is one of the favorite characters from Miller's books and the 2005 film. 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 Sin City) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face. Here's what directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had to say about the character.

"Dwight is a constant character throughout the Sin City world and "A Dame To Kill For" is a defining episode in his life. We're looking forward to Josh's take on Dwight."

Brolin's will next be seen alongside Sean Penn in the Warner Bros. 1940's police drama Gangster Squad set for release January 11, 2013. Brolin recently completed production on the Jason Reitman-directed film Labor Day opposite Kate Winslet, in addition to Spike Lee's Oldboy, a remake of the popular Korean film.

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 star studded 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 Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Johnny," Dennis Haysbert as "Manute" and Jamie Chung as "Miho." Production is underway at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

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.

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  1. WongFu

    Clive isn't coming back - well that's strike one.
    I do like Josh however he lied years ago to get into films.

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  2. Space101

    @the Cryptkeeper: Resurrected I totally agree with you on your comment...Too bad Clive didn't reprise his role as Dwight

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  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    As much as I like Brolin, I loved Clive Owen as the character Dwight, so we'll see.

    2 years agoby @cryptFlag

  4. justatadmatt

    Not a big fan of recasting...brolin however is a solid fit for the character.

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  5. Ecam94


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  6. Ecam94

    I think josh brolin brings the presence and intensity that would fit well into the world of sin city, I just wish they weren't recasting the role, I wish that Clive Owen was still delight and brolin was fitted to a different role. That being said with Gordon-levitt being cast also I'm very happy and optimistic about this sequel. I still think it has the potential to be almost like the dark knight in a sin city trilogy. And they recast the role of Rachel so I still have allot of faith for this!

    2 years agoby @Ecam94Flag

  7. Jonnred

    Awesome! I liked Clive Owen in the role, but Josh Brolin is just a bad ass.

    2 years agoby @jonnredFlag

  8. skywise

    @narrator maybe his English accent was a bit thick. I dont recall it being too obvious. In fact i thought he did rather well. I have read that for UK actors it is easiest to do a southern accent (not sure hoe relevant that is) but I feel his accent was acceptable. And if they do end up sounding different I wouldnt even want them to explain would just reinforce the fact that an American was replaced with am English actor more so than any slight change in accent. Also, After watching Men in Black 3, I was impressed with how well Brolin channeled Tommy Lee Jones. It wasnt mind blowing or anything but it gives me hope that any particular infletion used by Owen can be mimiced - somewhat - by Brolin.

    But having said all that @ejk1I misread your comment and thought thought you meant it the other way around. As in why would he go from an English to an American accent.


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  9. ejk1

    @skywise I haven't seen the film in a few years, but I think Owen's accent came through a lot. Perhaps it's just an assumption of mine.

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  10. the Narrator

    @skywise Clive Owen's accent was fairly thick when he played "Dwight", and while the face and even vocal cords might be different, they'd have trouble explaining why an obviously British accented Dwight suddenly started out as an American accented Dwight. This has no bearing on the actual source material, just the films.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  11. the Narrator

    @ejk1 Exactly what I meant. Brolin just feels out of place here, especially in the shoes of someone as bad-ass as Dwight. Your comment about the American-English comment is another reason why I feel this is a poor casting choice.

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

  12. skywise

    @ejk1 why would he have an english accent?

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  13. ejk1

    @narrator I going to post my comment under the assumption that you meant, "not what I was hoping for" (By all means, correct me if I'm wrong). As such, I'm inclined to agree. Brolin just never strikes me as the best choice in any role he is picked for. Also, how does Dwight go from an American to a guy with an English accent?

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. the Narrator

    Now what I was hoping for. I tend to have a hard time feeling anything for Brolin's characters, despite the fact that he's a solid actor. I mean, Clive Owen owned this role, and I get that they need a different face because Dwight hasn't gotten surgery yet, but still..

    2 years agoby @narratorFlag

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