Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Dimension Films officially announced today that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is joining the all-star cast as one of the lead characters in the highly anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. 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.

“Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role,” said Rodriguez and Miller.

“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,” said Gordon-Levitt. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank 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.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 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 Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions, Aldamisa, AR Films, Miramax and Solipsist.

Gordon-Levitt’s commitment to A Dame to Kill For also means that he definitely will not be appearing in Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, as was rumored last week.

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