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Dennis Haysbert Will Replace Late Actor Michael Clarke Duncan as Manute in 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'

The Playlist By Charlie Schmidlin | The Playlist December 6, 2012 at 9:45AM

One of the notable losses in entertainment this past year, actor Michael Clarke Duncan cut short with his passing a number of films ready to bring him on board, and a central example of such was Robert Rodriguez's “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” A notoriously quick filmmaker in all respects, Rodriguez has hit a number of delays in pushing the production forward that only increased with Duncan's death, but luckily another actor has stepped into the late actor's role to keep the film on track.
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Sin City Dennis Haysbert

One of the notable losses in entertainment this past year, actor Michael Clarke Duncan cut short with his passing a number of films ready to bring him on board, and a central example of such was Robert Rodriguez's “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” A notoriously quick filmmaker in all respects, Rodriguez has hit a number of delays in pushing the production forward that only increased with Duncan's death, but luckily another actor has stepped into the late actor's role to keep the film on track.

Along with Jamie Chung, who will replace Devon Aoki in her assassin role of Miho for the film, actor Dennis Haysbert has been tapped to take over Duncan's returning villain role of Manute in Rodriguez's graphic novel adaptation. Of course prominent for his years on “24” as the President, Haysbert last lent his talents to both “Wreck-It Ralph” and dark indie comedy “The Details,” and will join “Sin City 2” alongside the original cast of Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson (Clive Owen is expected, although not confirmed, to show as well).

While details on the film's plot remain scarce, one of the storylines is sure to concern the torrid relationship between Dwight (Owen) and a femme fatale named Ava, a role originally written for Angelina Jolie. As for the others, co-director/writer Frank Miller has said the story "Just Another Saturday Night" will be integrated alongside a new narrative featuring Nancy (Alba). It would have been thrilling to see Duncan reprise his imposing turn from the original film, but Haysbert remains an interesting choice to leave his mark. Production begins this month, with the bulk of filming slated for January. [THR]

This article is related to: Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Dennis Haysbert


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