So you may have heard Robert Rodriguez is filming a sequel to Sin City (subtitled A Dame to Kill For), and you may have, too, heard Josh Brolin will be taking part in the action. But, although news updates are in no short supply on that particular end, things have been going along on his Austin set — which I think is actually the director’s backyard, or at least a setting which, in all truth, isn’t too far off — rather quietly, almost to the point of radio silence. For a big movie hitting in less than eight months’ time, now’s a good point for one small thing or another to make its way out — you know, for fun and merriment.
Today is that day. On his Twitter account, Rodriguez has released both a set shot and touched-up image of Josh Brolin, whose role is easily the most curious offered in A Dame to Kill For: Dwight, the brutish, hard-hearted romantic first played by the altogether different-looking (and -sounding) Clive Owen. It’s an odd set-up, though one which makes a tiny bit more sense when you know that the character’s own segment, also titled “A Dame to Kill For,” happens to take place before the events of Sin City, in turn showing how he ended up with a new face and, I presume, new accent. Plot-wise, that story sees him “hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.”
Brolin and Rodriguez sharing the set can be seen above, while the touched-up shot is below:
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For‘s massive cast is also comprised of Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, Ray Liotta, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, Julia Garner, and Juno Temple. The film will open on October 4th.
Is it nice to see anything new from the world of Sin City? How does Brolin look in this quick glimpse?
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