Eva Green is 'A Dame to Kill For' as Sexy Ava Lord in 'Sin City' Sequel
by Ethan Anderton
January 29, 2013
After months of slow casting, including new pivotal roles for actors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ray Liotta, the title role in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has finally been filled. Dimension Films has announced that Dark Shadows and Casino Royale actress Eva Green has taken the role of Ava Lord. In the press release, directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller said, "We've been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. 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."
Miller calls the character, "every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares." Green is seductive, sexy and one hell of an actress, so this is some great casting. In addition, a press release has announced that Julia Garner, who has had small but impressive turns in Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has been cast as a stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character Johnny. The actress can also be seen in The Last Exorcism 2 in March, but this is surely her most high profile role to date.
Bruce Willis also recently rejoined the film, and even though he died in Sin City, most of this sequel takes place before the original film. Josh Brolin, replacing Clive Owen, has an important role opposite Green as the story sees his character Dwight 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 'Frank Miller's Sin City') and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face. Production is underway now and the film comes to theaters in 3D on October 4th, 2013.