January 29, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
UPDATE: Eva Green has been cast in the female lead role of Ava Lord, the titular Dame to kill for.
Indie rising star Julia Garner is the latest to join the ever-growing cast of sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, according to Deadline. She joins fellow newcomers Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Juno Temple, Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta and Jeremy Piven in Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to their 2005 stylized hit “Sin City,” based on Miller’s graphic novel of the same name.
Miller and Rodriguez are already underway filming on the sequel to 2005′s “Sin City” based on Miller’s graphic novel, and a large chunk of the original cast is returning, including Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jaimie King, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. Gordon-Levitt will play a newly created character named Johnny, while Garner will play a young stripper. Green’s Ava Lord is a femme fatale described as “every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she’s also every man’s darkest nightmares.” “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For” will be released on October 14, 2013.
She played a member of the cult Elizabeth Olsen escapes from in “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and a classmate of Logan Lerman’s in “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and Garner was back at Sundance this year, taking the starring role in a gruesome family drama/horror “We Are What We Are”, which premiered in the Park City and Midnight category and was picked up for distribution by Entertainment One.
January 18, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Ray Liotta are the latest cast members to join Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s comic book sequel adaptation “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, according to The Playlist.
Miller and Rodriguez are already underway filming on the sequel to 2005′s “Sin City” based on Miller’s graphic novel, and a large chunk of the original cast is returning, including Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jaimie King, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson. Gordon-Levitt will play a newly created character named Johnny, a “smooth gambler” role that had originally been offered to Johnny Depp, but there are no details on who the newest cast members will play. It’s also unclear if Temple has taken the female lead role that had not yet been cast last we heard, a role originally meant for Angelina Jolie. If so, it’s quite a get for the young British actress.
Temple, a current nominee for BAFTA’s EE Rising Star Award, last appeared in Christopher Nolan’s Batman conclusion “The Dark Knight Rises” and will next be seen opposite Michael Angarano in indie comedy “The Brass Teapot”, the trailer to which we unveiled earlier today. She recently completed filming on Disney’s Sleeping Beauty reimagining “Maleficent” opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, as well as supernatural thriller “Horns” with Daniel Radcliffe and Max Minghella.
January 7, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Glad this is finally settled. No, hotly in demand actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will not star in Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”, or the “Godzilla” reboot. Instead, according to Deadline, Gordon-Levitt has committed to a starring role in sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, which is already filming.
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are directing the sequel to 2005′s “Sin City”, based on Miller’s graphic novel, and a large chunk of the original cast is returning, including Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jaimie King, Jessica Alba and Rosario Dawson, while newcomers don’t stop with Gordon-Levitt. Josh Brolin is among the names being tossed around as potential cast additions, while the film’s female lead has still yet to be cast as well, even though filming has been on-and-off-going since November. Gordon-Levitt will play a newly created character named Johnny, a “smooth gambler” role that had originally been offered to Johnny Depp.
Gordon-Levitt is arguably the most sought-after young actor in Hollywood right now, especially after a breakout year in 2012 that saw him play an integral transition character in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight Rises” (is “Justice League” next?), as the lead of Rian Johnson’s impressive sci-fi thriller “Looper” and as son Robert to Daniel Day Lewis’ “Lincoln.” Next, his directorial debut “Don Jon’s Addiction”, in which he also co-stars opposite Scarlett Johansson, which the now multi-hyphenate will premiere at Sundance in a couple of weeks.
February 10, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Dear Amber Heard, if you’re reading this, we have some news: your “Drive Angry” producer Avi Lerner would like you to star in his remake of “Red Sonja”. Lerner tells Empire Magazine (via Slashfilm) that production is moving along on a new version of the classic comic character, with Simon West recently hired to direct the film. Furthermore, Lerner already has an actress in mind for the title role, though she doesn’t even know about it yet, telling the magazine, “We’re talking to a few girls for the role of Sonja, but we just finished a movie called Drive Angry with Amber Heard, and I want to see her. She’s my favorite for the role. Amber is the new Red Sonja… but she doesn’t know it yet! When you write it she’ll get the shock of her life! She’ll call me and say ‘How dare you talk to Empire before you talk to me?!”
Red Sonja first appeared in an issue of Marvel’s “Conan the Barbarian” and was bestowed with great swordsmanship and ability with other weapons by a goddess after the brutal murder of her entire family. She was last seen on screen in 1985, with Brigitte Nielsen in the title role. In 2009, Robert Rodriguez planned a feature film starring Rose McGowan, even going so far as to release teaser posters and host a Comic Con panel, but by 2010 the project appeared to be dead with Rodriguez officially departing in October. Thought McGowan still seemed interested in getting it going as of July, Lerner’s project is something new altogether and is unrelated to the former. In fact, Lerner also tells Empire that his “Red Sonja” will film between the already complete “Conan” and “Conan 2″, which suggests the film will fit into a larger planned continuity.
But not so fast, Mr. Lerner. Heard very recently signed on for a leading role on NBC’s “Playboy” pilot, which could prove to be a major scheduling conflict if the show is picked up. The Lerner/Heard collaboration, “Drive Angry”, comes out on February 25. Heard also has “The Rum Diary” opposite Johnny Depp awaiting release.