When it was announced that the sequel to Sin City would be based on Frank Miller’s comic, A Dame to Kill For, the movie’s title came as a bit of a no-brainer. Now, it seems the marketing machine may be ramping up a bit, as the title of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For appears to have undergone a slight title change. A recent poster sighting rebrands the sequel as, Sin City: A Dame to Die For. Perhaps the word “kill” was a little strong for someone who obviously hasn’t seen the original film, so the more passive and self-sacrificial “die” makes more marketing sense, which is to say, none at all.
Whatever the title, the Robert Rodriguez-directed sequel stars Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner, and opens August 22, 2014. Hit the jump to scope out the new poster.
UPDATE: The Studio has informed us the title has not changed. It’s still Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Opening in theaters this weekend is We Are What We Are. Based on the 2010 film Somos lo que hay the film centers on the Parkers, a reclusive family with strong sense of tradition and a taste for human flesh. Director Jim Mickle avoids the pitfalls of many American remakes by reinventing the film while staying true to the spirit of the original. With a bit of gender swapping and a complete cultural transfusion Mickle has taken the core of an idea and fleshed it out into a film that is grotesque, beautiful, and entirely his own. We Are What We Are stars Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Amber Childers, Kelly McGinnis, Michael Parks and Nick Damici.
Earlier this week I jumped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Garner. She talked about how she got involved in the film, bonding with the cast during the shoot, working with Jim Mickle and more. She also gave an update on her part in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Robert Rodriguez was set to deliver a one-two punch this fall with Machete Kills and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, but now both movies have been pushed back. Sin City was knocked all the way to August 22, 2014, and now Machete Kills has received a significantly shorter date change. Originally set for September 13th, Open Road Films will now release Machete Kills on October 4th against Alfonso Cuaron‘s sci-fi drama, Gravity. Open Road has also decided to move the action film Homefront from October 4th to November 27th. Written by Sylvester Stallone, Homefront stars Jason Statham as an ex-DEA agent who moves his family to a small town in hopes of a quieter life. Instead, he runs afoul of a meth-pushing kingpin by the name of Gator (James Franco). Homefront will share the weekend with Kasi Lemmons‘ Black Nativity and Disney’s animated film, Frozen.
In other release date news, Universal has scheduled Joe Carnahan‘s comic thriller Stretch for March 21, 2014. Patrick Wilson stars as a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back. The film also stars Chris Pine, Ed Helms, and Brooklyn Decker. The movie will have serious competition that weekend against Muppets Most Wanted and Divergent.
Well it appears that director Robert Rodriguez won’t have two films opening within weeks from each other after all. The Weinstein Company announced today that Rodriguez’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has been pushed back nearly a year, from this coming October to August 22, 2014, making Machete Kills Rodriguez’s sole release this year. That’s some pretty disappointing news for fans who have already been waiting eight years for the promised Sin City follow-up, so hopefully the finished product will be worth it. The film’s impressive ensemble cast is lead by Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is “hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.”
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is currently the only film slated for release on that August date. The pic also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.
Ray Liotta plays real-life mobster Roy Demeo in Ariel Vromen’s crime drama, The Iceman, based on the story of notorious contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon) whose career prospects expand when Demeo offers him the opportunity to earn a living as a mob enforcer. The role marks the second time in 30 years that Liotta has played a real-life mobster since his acclaimed performance in Martin Scorsese’s gangster classic, Goodfellas.
At the film’s recent press day, Liotta talked about getting back into that world again, why he likes playing pretend, how he researched his larger than life character, what it was like working opposite Michael Shannon, how he’s met real life mobsters, why he was reluctant to play Frank Sinatra in The Rat Pack, and why he tries to avoid typecasting and chooses roles that are diverse and challenging. He also revealed his upcoming projects including playing himself in The Muppets…Again!, a hitman in the crime thriller Pawn, a preacher in The Identical, and a guy cheating on his wife in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Hit the jump to read more:
In The Brass Teapot, John (Michael Angarano) and Alice (Juno Temple) are a small town couple in their ‘20s, who are very much in love, but also very broke. Struggling to make ends meet while their friends enjoy the good life, a mysterious brass teapot in a roadside antique shop is seemingly the answer to all of their problems, when it starts spitting money out of its spout. But, as its demands for appeasement become darker and darker, its existence is a reminder that you should always be careful what you wish for.
At the film’s press day, actress Juno Temple spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about making a grown-up fairytale, finding the balance between fantasy and realism, how important it is to just go there for emotional scenes, how difficult it was to get through the S&M scene without laughing, and how she likes to be challenged by the characters that she plays. She also talked about being a part of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, how much fun it was to work with Ray Liotta for the 17 hours that she worked on the film, and how much more aware you are of your own physicality in front of a green screen. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
Now playing in theaters is the 3D animated feature, Escape from Planet Earth. The story centers on some aliens who get captured during a mission to Earth and are tossed into the secure holding site of Area 51, but they quickly find that they are not alone. Escape From Planet Earth features the voices of Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, William Shatner, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Sofia Vergara, Craig Robinson, George Lopez, Steve Zahn, Chris Parnell, Ricky Gervais and Jonathan Morgan Heit.
During the recent Los Angeles press day, I landed an exclusive interview with Jessica Alba. We talked about making Escape From Planet Earth, the recording process, her experiences at this year’s Sundance (where she co-starred in the indie comedy, A.C.O.D.), Sin City 2 and how it compares to the first film, what else is coming up in 2013, and more. Hit the jump for what she had to say.
Other than a tremendous amount of casting news, we haven’t seen too much out of the camp of Robert Rodriguez and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. All that changed today when the sequel’s co-writer/co-director decided to tweet some behind-the-scenes images from the production. Rodriguez treated fans to some “before and after green screen” images featuring Josh Brolin.
Starring Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert,Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, Eva Green and Julia Garner, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
We’ve got a couple of interesting casting stories to share this afternoon. First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) has landed the female lead opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story. The film recounts the head-spinning relationship between disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) and accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco). Deadline reports that Jones will play Finkel’s long-suffering girlfriend “who tries to stand by her guy even after his screw-ups cost them everything.” Rupert Goold (Richard II) will direct.
Additionally, Stacy Keach has joined the ever-growing cast of Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Variety reports that Keach will play “a chief villain,” mob boss Wallenquist. Prodution is currently underway on the film which also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, and many more. The pic opens on October 4th. Hit the jump for a synopsis for True Story.
Months after principal photography first began, director Robert Rodriguez has finally found his dame. Dimension Films announced today that Eva Green (Dark Shadows) will play the titular character in the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Green will take on the role of Ava Lord, and Rodriguez and his co-director Frank Miller had the following to say about the casting:
“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.”
It was also announced today that Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene) will be playing the young stripper character Marcy. The cast now includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, and Juno Temple. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4th. Hit the jump for the press release.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt had a pretty good year in 2012 and is currently being offered/rumored to star in everything under the sun. He recently passed on the Godzilla reboot and Guardians of the Galaxy, but has been confirmed for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Perhaps the hottest rumor of late is that Gordon-Levitt will be appearing in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in a Batman cameo or in Justice League as the Caped Crusader. This was apparently news to Gordon-Levitt, who had a good, if calculated, reaction to this question during a recent interview. He also talked about working with director Robert Rodriguez in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Hit the jump to watch the interview.
The cast for Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For continues to fill out rather nicely. In a recent interview at Sundance, the sequel’s co-director confirmed Bruce Willis‘ return and spoke on a number of other casting decisions, such as the part of Ava Lord which is still vacant at this time. Willis played eternally tough cop Hartigan in the 2005 original and will presumably return in the role. Rodriguez also spoke about the use of 3D in the sequel.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Mickey Rourke, Christopher Melonni, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens October 4th. Hit the jump to watch the interview with Rodriguez.
When news broke a couple of weeks ago that Joseph Gordon-Levitt had joined Robert Rodriguez’s in-production sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the source report noted that other “tough guy actors” would be announced for the cast soon. Indeed, just a day later Josh Brolin joined the pic in a lead role and Christopher Meloni signed on to portray a supporting character, and now The Playlist reports that Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, and the lovely Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises) have been added to the cast.
Details on their characters are unknown at the moment, but Rodriguez is filling out the follow-up with a pretty impressive lineup. The current cast now also includes Mickey ROurke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, and Jamie Chung. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 14th.
Yesterday, we reported the exciting news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was set to co-star in Robert Rodriguez‘ Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Today, two more terrific actors have joined the cast. Dimension has announced that Josh Brolin will play the lead role of “Dwight”. The role was originally played by Clive Owen in the first Sin City, but since A Dame to Kill For is a prequel, it explains why Dwight looks different (it also explains how Mickey Rourke is back to play Marv). 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.” Brolin is a great choice for the role, and I’m eager to see how his performance will compare to Owen’s. Deadline is also reporting that Christopher Meloni has signed on to play a disreputable cop. Look out for Evil Stabler!
Hit the jump for the press release. The film also stars Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, and Jamie Chung. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens October 4th.
The Joseph Gordon-Levitt news continues. As the multitalented actor prepares to unveil his feature directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, he’s been the focus of quite a few news stories over the past week. We learned last Wednesday that Gordon-Levitt had been added to the list of contenders for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, and earlier today it was reported that he passed on a role in Warner Bros.’ Godzilla reboot. Now it appears that Gordon-Levitt has settled on his next project, as he has committed to a lead role in director Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For after turning down the Guardians gig. [Update: Gordon-Levitt released a statement to explain why he is drawn to the Sin City world: "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. Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr. Rodriguez."]
Hit the jump for more, including further details on the cast of Sin City 2.