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Casting Watch: Eva Green Will Star in Rodriguez' 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' with JGL & Brolin UPDATED

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 30, 2013 at 1:00PM

Eva Green will play the lead role of Ava Lord in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's long-gestating "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," a character described in the graphic novels as "every man's most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares."
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UPDATE: Eva Green will play the lead role of Ava Lord in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's long-gestating "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," a character described in the graphic novels as "every man's most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares."

EARLIER: Josh Brolin and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are on board to star in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." They join already cast Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosaria Dawson and Jaime King, who were all part of the original ensemble in 2005's "Sin City." Other new cast members for "A Dame to Kill For" include Julia Garner, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung.

Brolin will play "Sin City" regular "Dwight," at a defining point in the character's life. Gordon-Levitt will play Johnny, described as a "cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game." Co-directors Rodriguez and Miller, creator of the original graphic novel "Sin City," state that Johnny is a new character.

After the success of "Sin City" and "300," also based on his graphic novel, Miller went on to try his hand at directing with the ill-fated "The Spirit," based on his comic. The sequel of "300" is also due in 2013, but while Miller penned the novel "300: Rise of an Empire," "300" co-writer Kurt Johnstad does the adaptation, and Zack Snyder is not involved.

Gordon-Levitt had a big year in 2012, with roles in both "The Dark Knight Rises" and "Looper" as well as the flop "Premium Rush." He unveiled "Don Juan's Addiciton," which he wrote, directed and co-stars in with Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, at Sundance. Brolin starred in recent disappointment "Gangster Squad."

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.