JGL Goes From Gotham… to ‘Sin City’

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When last we saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt, he was aping a young Bruce Willis as a tough-as-nails, time-traveling hitman in Looper. Turns out, he might be teaming with him yet again in the Sin City sequel A Dame to Kill For.

Contrary to expectations that Gordon-Levitt has embarked on a new career playing the younger version of Willis in every movie in which the veteran appears, the young actor will join the cast as a character new to the Sin City universe, playing an over-confident gambler named Johnny seeking to destroy his underworld nemesis. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For combines two of Frank Miller’s classic stories – A Dame to Kill For and Just Another Saturday Night – with two completely original tales of crime and betrayal.

With Batman’s protégé joining the cast, and Bruce Willis presumably retaking the role of the grizzled P.I. John Hartigan, who else will be roaming those striking, black-and-white streets?

Confirmed to return are original cast members Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Rosario Dawson as Gail, and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy. Also rumored to return, but as of yet unconfirmed, are Clive Owen as Dwight and Michael Madsen as Bob.

New cast members include Dennis Haysbert as Manute (replacing the late Michael Clarke Duncan) and Jamie Chung as Miho.

More casting is expected soon.

“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,” says Gordon-Levitt about joining the ensemble. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”

The follow-up was scripted by comic-creator Frank Miller and writer William Monahan (The Departed).

If you need further examples of Gordon-Levitt’s versatility and talent, watch his appearance on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, where he performed a Magic Mike-themed opening number. And let us know in the comments below — what do you think of Gordon-Levitt joining the cast of Sin City 2?

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