Wednesday, January 30, 2013



Julia Garner has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is now filming in Austin at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios. Garner, an up-and-comer whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Johnny in the follow-up to 2005's Sin City, adapted from Miller's own graphic novel series.

Julia Garner

Eva Green (Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, Casino Royale) has also joined the cast and is set to star as the film's deadly muse, Ava Lord.

Ava, the iconic character from Miller's graphic novel of the same name, is described by Miller as "every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares."

Eva Green
Rodriguez and Miller said, "We've been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us."

Also onboard for Dimension Films' October 4, 2013 release are Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Chris Meloni, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Jeremy Piven and Bruce Willis.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For weaves together two of Frank Miller's classic stories with new tales in which the town's most hard boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants.

In Sin City: 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. Chronologically, this story takes place prior to "The Big Fat Kill" and explains how Dwight came to have a dramatically different face.



George Clooney

It was rumored late last year that George Clooney was in talks to headline Brad Bird's mysterious Walt Disney Pictures sci-fi project, known only as 1952. Now the studio has confirmed that Clooney is set to star and they've revealed the official title: Tomorrowland!

Tomorrowland is written by Damon Lindelof and Bird from a concept by Lindelof and Jeff Jensen. Lindelof (Star Trek, "LOST," Prometheus) will produce and Bird (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) will produce and direct.

Tomorrowland is set for release on December 19, 2014



Paul Giamatti as Rhino

Marc Webb's upcoming sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will be getting another new villain! The Hollywood Reporter says that Paul Giamatti is in talks to play the Rhino in the May 2, 2014 film. It's also being reported that Felicity Jones is in talks for an undisclosed role. (Here’s hoping that she is playing Felicia Hardy also known as Black Cat!)

The alter-ego of Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich, the Rhino first appeared in 1966's "The Amazing Spider-Man" #41. A former low-key thug, an experiment grafted a nearly-indestructible polymer to Aleksei's skin, making him nearly unstoppable.

Felicity Jones as Black Cat (I Can Dream)

Giamatti appeared last in year in a variety of projects like Rock of Ages, Cosmopolis and John Dies at the End. Jones, meanwhile, is well known for roles in films like The Tempest and Like Crazy.

Already set to star Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan and Martin Sheen, the new chapter in the Spider-Man saga was already confirmed to see the debut of Electro (Foxx) and Mary Jane Watson (Woodley).

The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will begin principal photography next month and they'll be in New York City for a two-week venture. On Location Vacations reports that the production will be in New York from February 12th through the 26th and the film will be shooting under the name "Untitled Columbia Pictures Project." There's no word on where production will move after New York.