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Don Scardino has become attached to Going in Style. The television director will helm New Line Cinema's remake of the 1979 caper, reports Deadline. The original film starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as an ageing trio who decide to put excitement back into their lives by robbing a bank. The successful heist is only the beginning of their troubles as they decide (more) »
- By Hugh Armitage
Don Scardino, who recently directed The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, is now in talks to helm a remake of the 1979 caper comedy, Going in Style. The original film starred the comedic trio of George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three elderly friends who are sick and tired of being sick and tired. They decide to organize a bank robbery for kicks and carry it out with their signature style. Scardino would direct the remake from a Ted Melfi script with Tony Bill, a producer on the original film, returning to executive produce. Hit the jump for more, including the trailer and poster from the original. Deadline reports that Scardino is in talks to direct the Going in Style remake for New Line. check out the trailer and poster for the original film below: »
- Dave Trumbore
Hot on the heels of the recent news that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (The Dark Knight Rises, Looper) has joined the much-anticipated Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, we have some further casting news on the Robert Rodriguez (Machete Kills) and Frank Miller (The Spirit) directed sequel.
Dimension Films has now announced that Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad, Milk) has also joined the cast and will play Dwight. Brolin will replace Clive Owen, who portrayed the character in the 2005 original.
Meanwhile, according to Deadline, Chris Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) is also joining the cast; however, no official announcement has been made as of yet and no specifics have been given as to his purported role, »
1.) I mentioned yesterday Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was close to adding a few "tough guy" actors. Well, those announcements came through yesterday afternoon as Josh Brolin has officially joined the picture. He'll take over the role of Dwight, who was played by Clive Owen in the first Sin City. Dwight's storyline in A Dame to Kill For actually takes place prior to his story from the first film, and it sounds like we're going to learn why his face looks so different. Christopher Meloni also joined the film yesterday, though all we know is that he's playing a cop. His character is also considered one of the leads. Deadline 2.) Tina Fey appears close to securing the female lead in Disney's sequel to The Muppets. The film takes the action overseas in a European-set caper picture, with Ricky Gervais and Ty Burrell already announced as the other two human leads. »
- Kevin Blumeyer
Just recently Dimension Films announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined the movie in the key role of Johnny as well as it was revealed that Christopher Meloni is part of the production. Meloni (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) has signed on to play a disreputable cop.
Dwight is a constant character throughout the Sin City world, and A »
- Nick Martin
What is Casting Couch? It’s a casting roundup that’s knee deep in nostalgia as it reports on movies based on comic books and toys from its childhood. Due to a little bit of inspiration from the Internet, Michael Bay gave Mark Wahlberg a pretty big part in his upcoming fourth Transformers movie. It’s always been understood that Wahlberg was playing a placeholder character though, who would pass the franchise off to a couple of young kids who would be pushed into the forefront as it went forward. Well, today Bay announced that he’s found the male half of this new duo. Apparently little known Irish actor Jack Reynor is his guy. Bay says that he saw Reynor in an Irish movie called What Richard Did, which a quick Googling tells me has nothing to do with acting opposite giant robots, so let’s all hope he knows what he’s talking about. As »
- Nathan Adams
Following todays announcement that Joseph Gordon-Levitt has joined Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City prequel, A Dame To Kill For as a previously unseen character, news has reached us that Christopher Meloni has also come onboard to play a ruthless, hard-boiled cop in the follow-up to the visually-stunning graphic-novel. Could he be playing a young Hartigan as his resemblance to Bruce Willis is a little uncanny?
Update: Josh Brolin has also been confirmed to take the role of ‘Dwight’, previously played by Clive Owen in the first film. It’s well known the graphic novel A Dame To Kill For, features the character with a alternative appearance as Dwight had facial surgery later in the Sin City timelines, meaning the the recasting was expected.
- Craig Hunter
When news of Joseph Gordon-Levitt joining Sin City: A Dame to Kill For broke yesterday, Deadline mentioned that Josh Brolin was being pursued for a tough guy role. However, they also mentioned that Clive Owen and Bruce Willis would be reprising their roles. Well, it sounds like they didn't know what the hell they were talking about as a press release from Dimension Films announced today that Brolin would be taking the role of Dwight, the character originated by Owen in the 2005 graphic novel adaptation from director Robert Rodriguez. It had been discussed that someone else could end up taking the role since part of the story actually may call for Dwight to look completely different than he did in segments from Sin City. In fact, the press release clears up the story details for Dwight's portion: In 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' Dwight is hunted »
- Ethan Anderton
Dimension Films has now announced that Josh Brolin (Gangster Squad) and Chris Meloni (Law & Order: Svu) have landed lead roles in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Brolin will play Dwight, previously played by Clive Owen, and Meloni will be playing a cop in the film. I imagine the cop is going to be a hard-edged type character. Meloni is a solid actor who also was in HBO's Oz series, and you all know Brolin kicks ass as an actor.
Just last night it was announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt also took on a main role in the film of a character named Johnny. Gordon-Levitt has since released a statement on being cast in the film saying,
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. »
- Joey Paur
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! »
- Matt Goldberg
And the casting news continues for the next trip to Frank Miller's Sin City as Deadline is reporting that Chris Meloni ("True Blood," "Oz") has joined the ever growing cast of badasses that will appear in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
In the flick Meloni will be playing one of the lead cops who we all know are the most dastardly bastards in this universe. The film also features Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jamie Chung, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba, Dennis Haysbert, and Crystal McCahill.
The sequel, 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’s Adam Fields will act as executive producers. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was developed »
- Uncle Creepy
Christopher Meloni has joined the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. The former Law & Order: Svu actor will be playing a lead role of a cop in the graphic novel sequel directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, reports Deadline. Josh Brolin is also said to be on the directors' wishlist for the project along with several actors from the original cast. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson are among the cast members who will return for the new movie, while Jamie Chung will replace Devon Aoki. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was (more) »
- By Tom Eames
Best known for his work on the long-running procedural "Law & Order: Svu," actor Christopher Meloni will be donning a uniform once again. Deadline reports that he's snagged a role as a cop in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a movie that's gotten a lot of ink in the past 24 hours because Hollywood's golden boy Joseph Gordon-Levitt chose a lead in that film last night over parts in Godzilla and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. But nothing is what it seems in Sin City, so we'll have to wait and see what side of the law Meloni's character is really on when the movie comes out. Those who never got into "Law & Order" might recognize Meloni from his comedic performances in Wet Hot American Summer and as the hideously deformed "Freakshow" character from Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. »
- Ben Pearson
Meloni is an intense actor and should fit in perfectly with the world of Sin City and the rest of the cast. He’ll be joining Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung, as well as the recently cast Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theatres October 4th.
Source: Deadline »
- Philip Sticco
Both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chris Meloni have joined the cast of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. They’ll be part of the ensemble cast that already includes Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson. Dennis Haysbert was also recently cast in the movie as Manute, the role previously held by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the first film.
Specific character details have not yet been released, but Deadline reports that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing a main character named Johnny, while Chris Meloni (Law and Order, True Blood, Oz) will be playing a cop in the film. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are co-directing once again, from a script co-written by William Monahan.
Filming has already been taking place, but due to the way the stories are broken up, it’s been easier for Rodriguez and Miller to work around the schedules of the actors they are looking to cast. »
- Jonathan James
The Scorecard Review news
Thoughts by Tsr: I was always going to see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, even if it was beginning to feel like a lost cause. Nearly eight years after the first film I started to wonder why they were bothering. Well, if Joseph Gordon-Levitt thinks it’s worth it, then my interest is instantly renewed. According to Deadline, Gordon-Levitt will be playing Johnny, a role that was once offered to Johnny Depp. I can imagine a post-Looper Gordon-Levitt fitting in nicely with the world of Sin City, so this could definitely work. He’ll be joining returning cast members such as Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, »
- Shane T. Nier
Exclusive: Add Law & Order: Svu alum Christopher Meloni to the cast of tough guys lined up for the Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez-directed Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Meloni has landed a lead role in the film. He’ll be playing a cop, which might seem like stereotyping. But in the original Sin City, cops were the most hard-edged disreputable characters in the film. So while Meloni might seem like the prototypical honest cop from his TV series run, if you’ve seen any of his work in the HBO series Oz, you’ll know he can play one frighteningly imposing dude capable of anything. Dimension Films is already in production on the film, which stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert and Jamie Chung, so far. I’ve heard whispers Josh Brolin is being courted and there are several others from »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Fresh off Man of Steel, Meloni has signed on to Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Deadline reports that Meloni will be portraying 'surprise' a cop but he's not a supporting player, he will be one of the leads. And from Gordon-Levitt, we have this statement from the actor about joining the Sin City 2 ensemble. “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.” The film will be released by Dimension Films in the Us and Canada on October 4, 2013 and is produced by Robert Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Productions, Aldamisa, Ar Films, Miramax and Solipsist. Related Content: Sin City 2 Shoot Date Announced Jessica Alba Begins Sin City 2 Prep The Writer of The Departed To Write »
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has finally landed on his next project. The 31-year-old star will co-headline "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," the highly anticipated sequel to Robert Rodriguez's 2005 film "Sin City." According to Deadline.com, Gordon-Levitt will play a character named Johnny. Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller (who also wrote the "Sin City" comics) had initially wanted Johnny Depp for the role.
Gordon-Levitt weighed in on the casting via Twitter.
If it feels like Gordon-Levitt casting rumors have become a frequent occurrence, that's because they kind of have. Last November, it was rumored that Gordon-Levitt would play Batman in "Justice League," but his representatives shot that down. On Jan. 2, Deadline.com reported that the "Dark Knight Rises" star was added to the growing short list of candidates to star in Marvel's "Guardians of the Galaxy," but it was another rumor that didn't come to fruition. On Monday, it was »
- Christopher Rosen
Forget Batman. Forget Star-Lord. For Joseph Gordon-Levitt, right now, the only comic book movie character on the brain goes by the name Johnny.
In a surprising turn of events, the "Dark Knight Rises" actor has opted for a lead role in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," director Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's follow-up to the 2005 fan-favorite thriller. He'll play a new character created specifically for the film named Johnny, described in a press release as "a cocky gambler who disguises a darker mission to destroy his most foul enemy at his best game."
Who is this most foul enemy that Johnny is going after? Someone new to the "Sin City" universe just like our cocky gambler, or a character we're already familiar with? My money is on the latter — and I'm making the early prediction that Johnny is going after none other than The Salesman, played by »
- Josh Wigler
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