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.
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.