Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a busy man, but thanks to the way Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller can shoot Sin City – where not all the actors have to be on set at the same time – he’s managed to find time to slot in a role as one of the lead characters in the highly anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Gordon-Levitt will play Johnny, a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game. Here’s what co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller had to say, “Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role.”
Gordon-Levitt commented, “I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality. Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez.”
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves 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. Returning cast members include Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Rosario Dawson as Gail, and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy with new cast members Dennis Haysbert as Manute, and Jamie Chung as Miho. It’s believed the role of Johnny was originally offered to Johnny Depp, who was unable to be part of the film.
This isn’t the only JGL news that’s dropped, as Deadline reports that while reports emerged last week that early talks had begun between the actor and Marvel about the possibility of him taking the lead role of Peter Gunn in Guardians Of The Galaxy, Gordon-Levitt has now passed on the role (which would make it easier for him to play Batman in Justice League is DC decides to go in that direction).