Josh Brolin is Replacing Clive Owen for 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For'
by Ethan Anderton
January 8, 2013
When news of Joseph Gordon-Levitt joining Sin City: A Dame to Kill For broke yesterday, Deadline mentioned that Josh Brolin was being pursued for a tough guy role. However, they also mentioned that Clive Owen and Bruce Willis would be reprising their roles. Well, it sounds like they didn't know what the hell they were talking about as a press release from Dimension Films announced today that Brolin would be taking the role of Dwight, the character originated by Owen in the 2005 graphic novel adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez. It had been discussed that someone else could end up taking the role since part of the story actually may call for Dwight to look completely different than he did in segments from Sin City.
In fact, the press release clears up the story details for Dwight's portion:
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 'Frank Miller's Sin City') and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.
In addition, the press release does not mention Bruce Willis, so it's unlikely that he's returning. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast previously reported on has been confirmed with Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy.” And new cast members include Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung. Production is underway for the sequel that is said to weave 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. Stay tuned.