Upcoming belated sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has acquired two major cast members: The highly-demanded Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christopher Meloni.
According to Deadline, in an announcement that has also apparently eliminated his contention for the lead role in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Gordon-Levitt has joined the cast of this sequel for the role of a character named "Johnny;" a role large enough in scope to have been previously offered to Johnny Depp.
Meloni on the other hand, will be in somewhat familiar territory for a role that, at this time, is only described as "a cop." (Although, likely "a cop" with a maniacal Frank Miller-esque twist.) The actor, after playing a cop for 12 years on Law & Order: SVU, has been diversifying his resume with roles such as his memorable run last year on True Blood and in Superman revival, Man of Steel this summer.
With original film returnees, Clive Owen, Rosario Dawson, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and more booked, it appears this sequel to 2005's super-stylized original Sin City, once again co-directed by Robert Rodriguez & Frank Miller, could give us one of the most surrealistically-stacked casts ever.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill gets homicidal for love at theaters on October 4.