Looper’s Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joins Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Dimension Films has officially announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper) has signed up to star as one of the headlining characters in the Sin City sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

Gordon-Levitt will play Johnny, a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game.

“Johnny is a new character in the Sin City world and we are excited for what Joseph will bring to the role,” say directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller in a press release (it’s amazing how people can talk in unison in a press release).

“I love how the first movie uses VFX, not to make fake things look real, but to create a heightened world unburdened by the look and feel of reality,” adds Gordon-Levitt. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr Rodriguez.”

Other actors already conformed include Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Rosario Dawson as Gail, Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy, Dennis Haysbert as Manute and Jamie Chung as Miho.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was developed by Frank Miller based upon his own graphic novel, with a screenplay by Miller and William Monahan (The Departed).

Presumably this rules Gordon-Levitt out of the running for Star Lord in Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy. But then, Marvel does seem to have a list of about a zillion actors to choose from, apparently…