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Dealing with the tragic death of Michael Clarke Duncan with the same expediency with which he's overcome so many other production setbacks, Robert Rodriguez has found a workaround for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which would have seen Duncan reprising his role as the hulking Manute. Much as he recast Jamie Chung in Devon Aoki's place for far less sad reasons, Rodriguez has replaced Duncan with Dennis Haysbert, the actor still perhaps best known for his years of service on 24. Of course, though approximately the same height as the late Duncan, and similarly gifted with »
There's no question that when it comes to filling a role once portrayed by the great and unforgettable Michael Clarke Duncan, somebody is going to have some pretty big shoes to fill. Read on to find out who could be up to the task.
Dennis Haysbert, who spent several years as the U.S. President on Fox’s “24,” is in negotiation to play one of the heavies in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, says THR. 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 Duncan, who died in September at age 54.
The film, a Quick Draw Production, will be produced by Robert Rodriguez and producing partners Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic and by Alexander Rodnyansky and Sergei Bespalov and Stephen L’Hereux. Frank Miller, The Weinstein Company’s Harvey and Bob Weinstein and Miramax »
- Uncle Creepy
Sin City 2: Hollywood lost wonderful character actor Michael Clarke Duncan earlier this year, which has left a hole in the heart of fans. It also created an awkward situation for director Robert Rodriguez, who now has to recast the part Duncan was set to play in the follow-up to the filmmaker's 2005 movie Sin City. Duncan would have carried on his role as the mercenary Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It seems that Rodriguez has finally found a replacement in 24's Dennis Haysbert. While Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy), Jaime King (Goldie) and Rosario Dawson (Gail) will return to their roles, the part of Miho has also been recast from Devon Aoki to Jamie Chung, so Haysbert shouldn't feel like the odd man out. "Manute is a character that has been...
- Alison Nastasi
Dennis Haysbert – Allstate man, Major League, and 24 star — has joined the cast of Sin City 2, replacing the deceased Michael Clarke Duncan (Rip) in the sequel for Sin City, Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.
Haybert plays Manute. Rodriguez and Miller said in a statement: “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…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.“
The film is being co-directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Haybert joins a cast that already includes returnees Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, with Jamie Chung replacing Devon Aoki. The film opens October 4th, 2013. »
- Andy Greene
"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. "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."
- David Bentley
The tragic death of Michael Clarke Duncan earlier this year meant we wouldn't be seeing his interpretation of brutal bodyguard Manute in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." But as fans of the graphic novel Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are adapting already know, Manute is an integral part of the upcoming sequel, leaving the co-directors with a tricky problem: do you recast Manute, or come up with a new character to replace him?
It seems that Rodriguez and Miller have opted for the former option, as Heat Vision reveals that "24" actor Dennis Haysbert is joining the "Dame to Kill For" cast as Manute, replacing the late Duncan.
"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 an official statement. "We could not tell the story »
- Josh Wigler
One of the notable losses in entertainment this past year, actor Michael Clarke Duncan cut short with his passing a number of films ready to bring him on board, and a central example of such was Robert Rodriguez's “Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.” A notoriously quick filmmaker in all respects, Rodriguez has hit a number of delays in pushing the production forward that only increased with Duncan's death, but luckily another actor has stepped into the late actor's role to keep the film on track. Along with Jamie Chung, who will replace Devon Aoki in her assassin role of Miho for the film, actor Dennis Haysbert has been tapped to take over Duncan's returning villain role of Manute in Rodriguez's graphic novel adaptation. Of course prominent for his years on “24” as the President, Haysbert last lent his talents to both “Wreck-It Ralph” and dark indie comedy “The Details, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
The story follows a Chinese mother (Pei Pei) as she grieves for her son (Leung) following his untimely death. Without him she is stranded alone in her adopted country, the UK, without any knowledge of English. Her only hope is his roommate and lover (Whishaw). [Source: THR]
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
- Garth Franklin
• 24′s Dennis Haysbert is in talks to play Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, the role originated in 2005′s Sin City by actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away earlier this year at 54. Haysbert will join Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, and Rosario Dawsome, who are all reprising their roles in the first film; Jamie Chung is taking over Devon Aoki’s role. As with the first film, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are sharing writing and directing duties on the film, based on Miller’s series of Sin City graphic novels. [THR]
- Adam B. Vary
Several stars of 2005's Sin City are set to reprise their roles in director Robert Rodriguez's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. One of those cast members was Michael Clarke Duncan, who was set to return as Manute before tragically passing away in September at the age of 54. Today, we have news that Dennis Haysbert is in talks to step in as Manute. Here's what director Robert Rodriguez had to say about the new addition to his cast.
"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. 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 wake of the tragic loss of actor Michael Clarke Duncan earlier this year , Robert Rodriguez has recast the role of Manute in his upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For . The Hollywood Reporter brings word that the role will now be played by Dennis Haysbert ("24," "The Unit"). Now in production in Austin, the comic book sequel will again be co-directed by Frank Miller and will feature the return of Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Jaime King with Jamie Chung stepping into the Miho role originally played by Devon Aoki. An official plot synopsis has not yet been revealed, but one of the stories being brought to the screen this time around is the titular "A Dame to Kill For," based on Miller's 1993 miniseries. This »
When Supermodel/actress, Devon Aoki, had to drop out from Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, Jamie Chung was there to pounce on the opportunity to be the next deadly little Miho. 2005's Sin City was filled with plenty of violence, especially the scenes involving Miho, the mute female assassin. Chung, is best known to moviegoers for playing Amber in Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch, and Stew's (Ed Helms) wife in The Hangover 2. You can currently see her on ABC's Once Upon A Time, as Mulan, the warrior princess. ETonline: You've also stepped in for a pregnant Devon Aoki to play Miho in Sin City 2. With its stunt work and greenscreen filming, I kind of feel like all your other roles have kind of prepared you for this part. Chung: That's so true. And Robert [Rodriguez, director] is really taking it to the next level. In terms of technology, there's »
Dennis Haysbert, who spent several years as the U.S. president on Fox’s 24, is in negotiation to play one of the heavies in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Robert Rodriguez is directing the movie with Frank Miller, the comic book icon who created the Sin City comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s. (Rodriguez and Miller teamed up for the first Sin City adaptation, a hit back in 2005.) Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson are among those returning and Jamie Chung is replacing Devon Aoki for the sequel, which
- Borys Kit
Like many actors before her, Jamie Chung cut her teeth working on a soap opera. And like many actors before her, that 2007 Days of Our Lives entry on her resume has been forever eclipsed by her work alongside actors like Bradley Cooper, Russell Crowe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and for directors like Zack Snyder, Todd Phillips and David Koepp.
Now, Chung is busier than ever, playing Mulan on ABC's Once Upon A Time, reprising her role in the final Hangover film and suiting up for Sin City 2. ETonline caught up with Chung to talk about all these projects and discovered the personal mantra that led to all of them.
ETonline: What appealed to you about playing Mulan on Once Upon A Time?
Jamie Chung: Well, it's just an incredible show. It is so bizarre and nuts and wonderful, and to be a part of the fairytale storyline with the two female leads, who I just »
We spot a shady lady!
On Nov. 6, Devon Aoki kept a low (and stylish!) profile in a playful patterned dress while out shopping in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The model mama — who’s expecting her second child (a girl!) in January — chicly stepped out in Milly‘s Emilia Hostess Dress ($525), a navy cardigan, a wide rim straw hat and a sleek black tote.
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- Lauren Turner
There’s another baby on the way for Devon Aoki!
The model and actress, 30, and husband James Bailey are expecting their second child — a girl — in January, People confirms.
The couple shared their happy news at Baby2Baby‘s first annual gala, held over the weekend in Culver City, Calif.
Their daughter will join big brother James Hunter Jr., 17 months, at home.
Aoki — who became the face of Versace at 16 and went on to star in 2 Fast 2 Furious and Sin City – is the sister of DJ Steve Aoki and daughter of the late Hiroaki Aoki, founder of the Benihana restaurant chain. »
Baby on board! Model and actress Devon Aoki is pregnant with her second child. On Tuesday in L.A., the 30-year-old Sin City star showed off her tiny baby bump in a long, flowing dress. The 30-year-old 2 Fast 2 Furious star and fiancé James Bailey are also parents to a 1-year-old son, Hunter. Devon's half-brother is Los Angeles DJ Steve Aoki. Congratulations all around! »
Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's co-directed comic book sequel 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' has kicked off production and being a typical Rodriguez ('Machete Kills') project he should have no trouble rustling up an entire batch of hotties for us to oggle mindlessly at. So not only has he re-scored returning player Jaime King (below) who appeared in 'Sin City' he has also snagged 'Sucker Punch' star Jamie Chung to join the cast set to replace Devon Aoki as sexy assassin Miho. The gorgeous Jessica Alba, hot Rosario Dawson and messed up Mickey Rourke all reprise their roles. also. There's still a lot of cast to be added and it'll be great fun in discovering who they have in mind to return and what exciting and unused new characters we can expect to see. »
Filming on Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's long-awaited sequel to the cult 2005 comic book adaptation Sin City got underway in Austin, Texas on Monday, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Jaime King has signed on to reprise the role of Wendy (the twin sister of murdered prostitute Goldie), while Jamie Chung (The Hangover Part II, The Man with the Iron Fists) will replace Devon Aoki as the katana-wielding assassin Miho.
Based upon Miller's Sin City yarns A Dame to Kill For and Just Another Saturday Night, along with a new story created specifically for the movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will see Mickey Rourke (Marv), Jessica Alba (Nancy), Rosario Dawson (Gail) and Michael Madsen (Bob) returning for the sequel. Clive Owen is also expected to be back as Dwight, although "a new top flight actor" is needed to portray the character pre-facial reconstruction surgery. So far »
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