A role that was long touted to be Angelina Jolie’s for the last few years, Sin City: A Dame To Kill as finally got an actress for the femme fatale, Ava Lord. And it ain’t Jolie.
Eva Green has been signed up for the role for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s film just as production has got underway. The character is described by co-director Frank Miller as “every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she’s also every man’s darkest nightmares”.
“We’ve been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us.” – Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller
Eva Green will be mostly opposite Josh Brolin’s ‘Dwight’ character (replacing Clive Owen) in the story as “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” (One of the stories in the first Sin City film) and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.”
Surprising that it took so long for the role to be filled, considering it’s the main leading woman role in the main story of the film, which is set for release in October of this year.
Josh Brolin replacing Clive Owen isn’t the only role being recast in this film. Dennis Haysbert is replacing the dearly departed Michael Clarke Duncan in the role of ‘Manute’ while Jaime Chung will be replacing Devon Aoki in the role of ‘Miho’, with the report being she was replaced due to her pregnancy at the time of production.
Returning to Sin City: A Dame To Kill For are Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King with rumors that Michael Madsen may return and joining alongside them now will be Eva Green, Josh Brolin, Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Jamie Chung, Juno Temple, Alexa Vega, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Christopher Meloni, Dennis Haysbert and Julia Garner.
That’s quite an assembled cast again right there and the big names from the first film are back again for the second. Also by the time the film is released in October, will be strange to remember that the first Sin City will have been released 8 years ago by then.
There are four stories involved in this film, two comic stories ‘A Dame To Kill For’ (Ava Lord/Dwight) and ‘Just Another Saturday Night’ (Marv) aswell as two new original stories, ‘The Long Bad Night’ (Johnny/Marcy) and the final story yet to be named (centres around the events after the first films ‘That Yellow Bastard’ story with Nancy trying to survive the remainder of the night with Yellow Bastard’s men on her trail.
One is definitely looking forward to this sequel as it has been a long time coming.