Joseph Gordon-Levitt gets lead in ‘Sin City 2’

The 'Looper' actor passes on 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has confirmed that he is taking the lead in the Sin City sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

The Dark Knight Rises actor has pulled out of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy to take on the lead of Johnny, a cocky gambler harbouring a grudge against a sworn enemy. The character doesn’t appear in the Marvel comics but was created specifically for the sequel and was originally offered to Johnny Depp.

“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,” explained Joseph Gordon-Levitt. “Plus, nobody makes a badass like Mr Rodriguez.”

The original 2005 Sin City is based on the Marvel comic books about the crime-ridden universe of Basin City. As with the first film Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will feature multiple storylines and it’ll be Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character that will connect the various story strands.

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is currently shooting and also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba and Bruce Willis. The film opens in the US on 4 October 2013, with a UK date to be confirmed.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s next project is his directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, which will appear at Sundance Film Festival this month.