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Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson Returning For Sin City Sequel

Just a week after Robert Rodriguez announced he’ll begin production this summer on the long-awaited sequel to 2005’s Sin City, the director has confirmed Rosario Dawson and Mickey Rourke will reprise their roles in A Dame to Kill For, based on the second volume of Frank Miller’s neo-noir crime series.

We still have to cast. I’m shooting Machete next month, and we go right into Sin City, It might overlap, but we haven’t done any casting yet, except for the people who we know are already in it and returning,” Rodriguez tells MTV. “A Dame to Kill For, all those people come back. I just had lunch with Mickey [Rourke] this weekend. He’s all excited to come back, but he’s probably the first one. I saw Rosario [Dawson] too. I ran into her for something else, and she’s pumped. They’ve always been excited about doing another one, so that will be fun.”

Although few details have been revealed, it appears as if the sequel will follow the format of the original, and combine two new stories with an adaptation of previously published work. The screenplay is by Miller and Academy Award winner William Monohan (The Departed).

“Three is a good number. I think two is just weird,” Rodriguez says. “Three feels like a dramatic structure, even if they’re separate stories. I feel like one, two, three acts and maybe a wraparound. It worked on Sin City, and that’s probably the first anthology that ever worked, that I can think of. So I’m going to stick with that template because, one, I invented it. I can claim it and go, ‘I’m going to do it again.’ If it doesn’t work, then I’ll know that Sin City was just a fluke.”

Less certain than the sequel’s structure, or the participation of Dawson and Rourke, is the involvement of Angelina Jolie, who’s long been the director’s first choice to play Ava Lord, the dame of the film’s title.

“I haven’t even gotten to meet with her yet about it or discuss with Frank about who we would want to go with or talk to first,” Rodriguez says. “That’s a fun process, but that probably won’t happen in the next month.”


  • notfallingforit

    “I saw Rosario and she said he is pumped”

    That has nothing to do with if/when they will make a movie, or if she will even agree to be in it


  • JTRobin

    Weren’t the main 3 stories  of the first movie  all adaptations of print stories?  The original Sin City, The Big Fat Kill, and that Yellow bastard were all in print before the first movie came out.  Not sure where the author gets his “previous” format of ” two new stories and an adaptation of previously published work” from.

  • notfallingforit

    You are correct.

    ie – another person getting paid to write Internet articles, no matter how many factual errors they contain

  • Vuduhealin

    Bigger question is. Clive Owen ?

  • CRG

    “…Two new stories”?  Pretty bad mistake by the reporter.

  • Chad Vieth

    I been waiting for the second one since finishing the first. The series and the movie.

  • Kevin Melrose

    It’s not a mistake. Rodriguez said at Comic-Con that there are two new stories by Miller, one called “The Long, Bad Night.”

    Miller has also mentioned that the Marv-centered short story “Just Another Saturday Night” would be part of the movie; maybe that’s the “wraparound” Rodriguez referred to.

  • Johnny Blaze

    Agree with having 3 stories though i think one of them should be new and the other should be Hell & Back. They can cast Johnny Depp (who filmed Once Upon a Time in Mexico w/ Rodriguez)  as Wallace.

    Hopefully the third story in the movie would be the long rumored Hartigan follow up Miller has been working. This would permit for Bruce Willis to come back. Add Jolie as Ava (which i fully support) and that’s the makings of an All Star Cast

  • Greg

    I’m not sure if I can see Jolie anymore as Ava. She hasn’t been looking too well at all recently.

  • Nicolasferraro

     is talking about the new movie that will be “A dame To kill for” along with two new stories. I think one is going to call “The long Bad Night”. Lets hope something good come from this movie.!