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Josh Brolin Confirmed For 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For'; Replaces Clive Owen As Dwight

by Edward Davis
January 8, 2013 4:05 PM
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Josh Brolin

That was fast. Yesterday Joseph Gordon-Levitt joined Robert Rodriguez's "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" and Josh Brolin was said to be one of the additional actors potentially joining the cast. Now Brolin is confirmed. Dimension Films announced today that Brolin has joined the "Sin City" sequel cast as “Dwight," the character that Clive Owen played in the original film for co-directors Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Evidently there's still one more big part up for grabs. The part of the titular “Dame” has yet to be cast.

Dwight is one of the favorite characters from Miller’s books and the 2005 film. 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.

"Dwight is a constant character throughout the Sin City world and "A Dame To Kill For" is a defining episode in his life. We're looking forward to Josh's take on Dwight," said Rodriguez and Miller.

The star-studded ensemble of "Sin City 2" includes Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy” with new cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute” and Jamie Chung as “Miho.” "Law & Order: SVU" actor Chris Meloni also joined the cast today. Production already began before the Christmas break at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

"Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" is due in theaters October 4, 2013

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  • Karl Doblin | January 8, 2013 8:45 PMReply

    It's been 8 years...does anyone give a damn?

  • Zack | January 8, 2013 7:12 PMReply

    Okay, this is starting to look a little too "Grease 2" for comfort.

  • Ray H | January 8, 2013 6:30 PMReply

    I was really hoping Owen would come back for this, or I did about 7 years ago when I was looking forward to a Sin City sequel. Brolin is a great actor, but Owen is very much at the heart of the first movie. I hoped he'd come back under some makeup - the character is supposed to have the same eyes and voice. Not to mention, Dwight should bear Owen's likeness towards the end of the movie, so hopefully Owen's participation hasn't been ruled out.

  • Kelly H. | January 8, 2013 4:31 PMReply

    Well I've read the books so I know there's a reason why Dwight is supposed to look different in it. But I was really hoping that they would get Clive back and use some makeup. Oh well, I'm not holding out much hope for this sequel anyway. I hope I'm proved wrong but honestly they used the best stories from the series in the first movie. As for this one, half of them are going to be originals written by Frank Miller. Ouch, the man has lost his touch and hasn't written a really good story in a while. But once again I don't want to be negative about a franchise I love so I really hope I'm wrong.

  • Duddi | January 8, 2013 4:17 PMReply

    Why the hell Clive Owen is out ???

    - This doesn't look cool anymore, i mean come on, same character being played by bunch of actors, no matter who they are !!!

  • Chris | January 8, 2013 4:25 PM

    If you paid attention to both the article and the original "Sin City," you'll know that the Clive Owen version of Dwight had just gotten an entirely new face through facial reconstructive surgery. The new story takes place BEFORE the Clive Owen story in "Sin City," so the actor would presumably have to be a different actor anyway. So yeah, try paying attention next time, "Duddi."

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