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Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks About Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ & His Character “Johnny”
Out and about on the promotional rounds for his directional debut ‘Don Jon,’ Joseph Gordon-Levitt talked to SuperHeroHype about his work on Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ Gordon-Levitt shot the movie in Austin, Texas at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios last month. In the film he plays Johnny in a segment called “The Long Bad Night,” which isn’t based on any of Frank Miller’s existing comics. The outlet asked whether Miller actually drew the story as a guideline before they started filming it. Gordon-Levitt said that this wasn’t the case compared to the previous movie. ”It’s interesting. They wanted to have a movie where fans of the books would still be able to look forward to something new and unexpected, so they added a story. I remember being really intrigued by that and I was really looking forward to, ‘Oh that will be so interesting to have the actual comics to refer to as an actor’ but no I didn’t.”
Joseph Gordon-Levitt continued, “I had a ball doing that, I loved doing that. I mean, Robert Rodriguez is a guy whose movies I’ve liked for a long time and he has creativity pouring out of him.” He also told the outlet that while Johnny’s a new character and story, he’s firmly within the world of ‘Sin City’ where other characters are likely to show up. “I saw Bruce and Mickey (Rourke) and I have a scene together, and Jessica (Alba). I was so stoked.”
Talking to MTV at the Academy Awards, Joseph Gordon-Levitt shed some light on his work on ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ Revealing that he’s already shot his part, the actor had the following to say about the film and working with Robert Rodriguez, ”Yeah, we shot it already. It went so great. Robert Rodriguez is just a delightful human being. He’s got so much creativity pouring out of him. He’s got a painting studio set up next to where we shoot so that when there’s downtime he encourages people to just go paint. How cool is that? So cool.”
Alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ cast includes the original cast members: Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy.” New cast members include: Eva Green as “Ava Lord,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” Christopher Meloni as “Mort,” Jeremy Piven as “Bob,” Stacy Keach as “Wallenquist,” Jamie Chung as “Miho,” Ray Liotta as “Joey,” Juno Temple as “Sally,” Julia Garner as “Marcy,” and Josh Brolin as “Dwight”.
Robert Rodriguez has revealed through his Twitter account this first look at Josh Brolin’s Dwight in ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ The filmmaker tweeted the following about the behind-the-scenes image below, “Having a BLAST making this movie. Amazing cast, and they’re all doing fantastic work. Here’s bad ass Josh Brolin driving a Rodriguez-mobile. (A green box with a steering wheel bolted on)” For the above image, Rodriguez added, “And here’s a quick photo touch up I do to set a tone for the actors. (Probably won’t be raining in final movie)”
Alongside Josh Brolin, the ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ cast includes the original cast members: Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy.” New cast members include: Eva Green as “Ava Lord,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” Christopher Meloni as “Mort,” Jeremy Piven as “Bob,” Stacy Keach as “Wallenquist,” Jamie Chung as “Miho,” Ray Liotta as “Joey,” Juno Temple as “Sally,” and Julia Garner as “Marcy.”
Variety bring word that Stacy Keach (American History X, The Bourne Legacy, Prison Break) has signed on to portray a chief villain in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.’ Keach will play mob boss Wallenquist, described by Miller as “the one man who can’t be redeemed in Sin City. He is pure evil.”
Alongside Stacy Keach, the ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ cast includes the original cast members: Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy.” New cast members include: Josh Brolin as “Dwight,” Eva Green as “Ava Lord,” Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute,” Christopher Meloni as “Mort,” Jeremy Piven as “Bob,” Jamie Chung as “Miho,” Ray Liotta as “Joey,” Juno Temple as “Sally,” and Julia Garner as “Marcy.”
Speaking to Stylist (via Digitalspy) while on the promotional rounds for ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ Rachel Weisz touched on a number of topics relating to the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise, her career, writing/directing, and her family. Furthermore, Weisz spoke briefly – and glowingly – about her work on Sam Raimi’s upcoming fantastical Wizard Of Oz spin-off, ’Oz: The Great and Powerful,’ where she plays Evanora, the Wicked Witch of the East, “That was the most flat-out fun I have ever had making a film. It’s all in the Emerald City. James Franco is the Wizard and I am the Wicked Witch of the East, Mila Kunis is the Wicked Witch of the West and Michelle Williams is Glinda the Good Witch, very saintly and put-upon and beautiful. I got to shoot lightning out of my fingertips, fly around in a black sequined dress and wear lots of red lipstick. It was a complete antidote to doing Bourne – not that Bourne needed an antidote.”
‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot – fame and fortune are his for the taking – that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity – and even a bit of wizardry – Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well. ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ is pencilled in for a March 8th, 2013 release.
Well, these are awesome. The good folks over at ShortList have commissioned this collection of alternative ‘The Bourne Legacy’ posters from some of their favourite artists (Chris Thornley, Brandon Schaefer, Ben Whitesell, Dan Keane, Matthew Ferguson, Midnight Marauder, Matt Needle, Maxime Pecourt, Fernando Reza). Co-written and directed by Tony Gilroy (The Devil’s Advocate, Michael Clayton), ‘The Bourne Legacy’ features a whole new hero (Jeremy Renner; The Hurt Locker, The Town, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol) in the same universe as the first three Bourne films – though the character of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is absent. ’The Bourne Legacy’ comes to cinemas August 10th in the US and August 13th in the UK. The likes of Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Oscar Isaac Joan Allen, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Rachel Weisz and Scott Glenn co-star.
Tony Gilroy, the narrative architect behind the Bourne film series takes the helm ‘The Bourne Legacy,’ the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. Faced with the public and political fallout from the events of ‘The Bourne Ultimatum,’ the CIA decides to shut down “Operation Outcome,” the successor to “Operation Treadstone.” Cross, an agent of Operation Outcome, and Marta Shearing (Rachel Weisz), a research scientist who helped create the Outcome agents, must find a way to escape before CIA agent Byer (Edward Norton) can have them assassinated. Check out my interviews for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ here: Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, and Tony Gilroy. The official synopsis and production notes for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ can be read below the rest of the posters.