After actor’s untimely death, Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City 2 has a new bad dude!
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (co-directors), the comic book icon who created the Sin City comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s are in negotiations with Dennis Haysbert (FOX’s 24) to play one of the heavies in Sin City: A Dame To Kill.
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson are among those returning and Jamie Chung is replacing Devon Aoki for the sequel, which is on a short break from shooting in Austin. (Filming will occur intermittently in December and go full force in January.)
One of the storylines being adapted is A Dame to Kill For, originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.
Haysbert will play Manute, the brutal and seemingly unstoppable right-hand man of Ava’s husband. The role was played in the 2005 movie by Michael Clarke Duncan, who died in September at age 54.
“Manute is a character that has been part of the heart of the Sin City tales, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan beautifully established that role onscreen,” said Rodriguez and Miller in a statement to Heat Vision. “We could not tell the story of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For without Manute and are thrilled to welcome Dennis Haysbert to the cast.”
In the coveted role of Ava, Rodriguez’s first choice was Angelina Jolie but according to Hollywood buzz, the front runner is now Rachel Weisz.