After much anticipation, Dimension Films announced today that Sin City: A Dame to Kill For co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have chosen Eva Green (Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, Casino Royale) to star as the film's deadly muse, Ava Lord.
Ava, the iconic character from Miller's graphic novel of the same name, is described by Miller as "every man's most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares."
"We've been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us."
Eva Green joining the film rounds out the huge, all-star cast that Rodriguez and Miller have been assembling over the past few months. That cast includes original cast members Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke as "Marv," Jessica Alba as "Nancy," Bruce Willis as "Hartigan", Rosario Dawson as "Gail" and Jaime King as "Goldie/Wendy" with new cast members Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin as "Dwight," Joseph Gordon-Levitt as "Johnny," Dennis Haysbert as "Manute," Christopher Meloni as "Mort," Jeremy Piven as "Bob," Jamie Chung as "Miho," Ray Liotta as "Joey," Juno Temple as "Sally."
Production is underway at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.
Also joining the cast is Julia Garner, an up-and-comer whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Johnny in the follow-up to 2005′s Sin City, adapted from Miller's own graphic novel series.
Garner made her feature debut in Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene and nabbed roles last year in The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Not Fade Away. She recently hit Park City with Jim Mickle's cannibal pic We Are What We Are, bought by eOne out of Sundance last week. Garner also stars as a young Mormon teenager in Rebecca Thomas' Berlin entry Electrick Children, which Phase 4 Films will be opening theatrically this March and will next be seen in CBS Films' horror sequel The Last Exorcism Part II, in theaters March 1. She is repped by Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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 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. International sales are through Aldamisa International.