When Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on to "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," it opened a veritable floodgate of casting news for the upcoming sequel, as director Robert Rodriguez has continued to add to the film, which is now in the thick of production.
After Gordon-Levitt's casting, reports indicated that more roles would be filled out shortly afterwards, and Christopher Meloni did come aboard later that day. A day later, Josh Brolin signed on to play Dwight, the character originally played by Clive Owen in the first "Sin City."
In "A Dame to Kill For," Dwight "is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and then watches his life go straight to hell." According to the press release, the film will even explain how Dwight changes appearances between the two films ("A Dame to Kill For" is being billed as a prequel).
Today, even more stars have joined the project, as Rodriguez has added Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, and Jeremy Piven. Details about their roles are currently being kept under wraps, but this trio joins an already impressive cast.
If Gordon-Levitt and Brolin weren't impressive enough, the film already boasted Mickey Rourke (who is also able to return as Marv thanks to this being a prequel), Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, and Jamie Chung.
Rodriguez had been working on getting the sequel into gear for years before finally starting production back in October. Once again working in tandem with original creator Frank Miller, Rodriguez has developed a film that will "weave 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."
The film will be released on October 4th, just a few weeks after Rodriguez's other 2013 offering, "Machete Kills" hits theaters.