So just the other day, we heard that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be joining the cast of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. A few days later, it’s been reported that Josh Brolin and Christopher Meloni both had signed on for the long-awaited sequel. Apparently I was wrong in thinking that JGL was going to play the titular character of the graphic novel, Dwight, before he got his plastic surgery. No, he will be playing an entirely new character named Johnny, who was previously written with Johnny Depp in mind. It will actually be Josh Brolin who will play Dwight and will later go on to look like Clive Owen, which honestly, is more believable than JGL turning into Clive Owen. But can you blame me? It wouldn’t be the first time some on-screen surgery happened to change the physicality of the person so dramatically that it forced us to suspend our disbelief (*cough* *cough*Jet Li in “War”). Either way, Josh Brolin had been getting a lot of roles that call for a lot of grim and grit ( Men in Black III, True Grit, No Country for Old Men) and it doesn’t seem to stopping any time soon (Gangster Squad, Old Boy, Labor Day).
Christopher Meloni, on the other hand, will be playing an unnamed cop, but my guess is that he’ll be playing Mort. He’s not a character that is extremely essential to the plot, but he’s the only other cop that I could think of that actually plays a part in the story. Hell, perhaps Frank Miller could even rewrite the character so Christopher Meloni could play a bigger role. The man is definitely versatile and is so used to playing both a good cop with a chip on his shoulder (Law & Order SVU) AND a Machiavellian lone wolf bad ass (Oz) that it’ll be cool to see what he could bring to the table.
With many of the actors and actresses that appeared in the first movie returning, this cast is looking pretty damn impressive…but there are still a few more roles that need to be filled. It was reported recently that Robert Rodriguez wanted Angelina Jolie to play THE “Dame” in “A Dame to Kill For” (Ava Lord), but it looks like she’s either too busy or not interested. I personally would like to see Charlize Theron in that role, but we’ll see what happens. WON’T WE?
Written by Daniel Lee