Recently Joseph Gordon-Levitt was rumored to star in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy but that appears to have fallen through. Now Levitt has signed on to co star in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Deadline reports he will play the role of Johnny, a part that the filmmakers originally offered to Johnny Depp. He’s one of the core characters in overlapping story lines that feature returning players like Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jamie Chung, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Dennis Haysbert, and Crystal McCahill.
The sequel, a Quick Draw Production, will be produced by Robert Rodriguez and producing partners Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic and by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergei Bespalov and Stephen L’Hereux. Frank Miller, The Weinstein Company’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax’s Adam Fields will act as executive producers. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was developed by Miller based upon his graphic novel with a screenplay by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monahan (The Departed).
The film is about Dwight McCarthy (Owen) planing to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy (Alba) is trying to cope with Hartigan’s death.