24’s Dennis Haysbert has joined the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The actor is replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the role of “Manute,” who appeared in the first Sin City and will now have an expanded role in the sequel. Sin City 2, like the original, will be directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. [The Hollywood Reporter]
In other casting news, Timothy Olyphant will join Kurt Russell in the horror-western Bone Tomahawk. The film centers on a group of men who must rescue townsfolk from a band of primitive cannibals. Olyphant will play John Brooder, the group’s sharpshooter. [Deadline]Joss Whedon has delivered the film’s story outline to Marvel, and the writer-director hopes to start ramping up pre-production on the film once he finishes directing the pilot for ABC’s S.H.I.E.L.D TV series. [EW]
Zero Dark Thirty continues to blaze the trail through Awards Season. On Wednesday, The National Board of Review crowned the gritty military procedural as 2012’s Best Film. Zero’s Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain won honors for Best Director and Best Actress, respectively. For the full list of winners, click here. [IndieWire]
And as Zero Dark Thirty is crowned the year’s best film, Time Magazine says that Cloud Atlas is the year’s worst. The publication revealed its list of the ten worst films of 2012, with the top spot going to the ambitious sci-fi drama. Rounding out the Top 5 Worst Movies of the Year are: Disney’s expensive flop, John Carter, Hyde Park on the Hudson, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and This Means War. [Time Magazine]
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