Mickey Rourke & Rosario Dawson Back in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
Fans are still abuzz with the news that the long anticipated sequel to the 2005 graphic novel adaptation Sin City is finally getting off the ground after Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller officially announced the commencement of production last week. Now the casting wheels are starting to spin, starting with the returning gang from the first star-studded film. While it has been said that most of the original cast would return for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we haven't heard specifics. MTV recently caught up with Rodriguez who revealed that both Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson are excited about coming back.
Rodriguez told MTV in a quick interview:
"I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He's all excited to come back, but he's probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she's pumped. They've always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun."
As for the long rumored casting of Angelina Jolie, Rodriguez confirms that he met with the actress about the sequel way back in 2007, but clearly a lot has change since then. The director comments on her potential involvement now and the casting of other characters:
"I haven't even gotten to meet with her yet about it or discuss with Frank about who we would want to go with or talk to first. That's a fun process, but that probably won't happen in the next month. Frank and I go together to meet everybody, and I like seeing his reaction because he drew these characters so long and when they walk in the room, you see it on his face. He doesn't know who it's going to be until he sees them. Then he's like, "This is exactly like the character I created." It's pretty exciting."
So there you have it. Hopefully next month we'll start hearing about new characters amongst all the returning cast members from the 2005 film. If you want to hear a bit more about the plans for the sequel, Rodriguez dishes about the structure of the story and also getting back into the heavy green screen effects and visual style in the rest of the interview which you can check out in full at MTV. In the meantime, keep checking back with us as development and casting continues on this long awaited sequel that will hopefully deliver the goods just as well as the first one. Sound good?