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.