In case you didn’t know, there’s a sequel to the 2005 Robert Rodriguez-directed hit, Sin City, based on the comic by Frank Miller, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Much of the original cast (Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson) are returning for part 2; among those who won’t be returning for very obvious reasons is the late Michael Clarke Duncan, who passed away in September.
Replacing Duncan in the role of Manute will be Dennis Haysbert.
“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,” said Rodriguez in a statement to THR’s Heat Vision, who add that… “one of the storylines being adapted is A Dame to Kill For, originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava. Haysbert will play Manute, the brutal and seemingly unstoppable right-hand man of Ava’s husband.”
Also being replaced is Devon Aoki, whose role will be taken over by Jamie Chung in the sequel.
Shooting is on a short hiatus at the moment, and will return in January.