Dimension Films has announced that Eva Green (Dark Shadows, 300: Rise of an Empire, Casino Royale) has been cast in the role of Ava Lord in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Ava is an iconic character from Miller's story, and is described by Miller as "every man’s most glorious dreams come true, she's also every man's darkest nightmares." Rodriguez and Miller had this to say in a statement:
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.
Green is going to make a great addition to the cast, she's a solid actress that's going to fit this role perfectly. She joins a huge ensemble cast that includes, Mickey Rourke as Marv, Jessica Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Rosario Dawson as Gail, and Jaime King as Goldie/Wendy; with new cast members that include Josh Brolin as Dwight, 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.
In the film "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. The film weaves together two of 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."
The movie is currently shooting at Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The film will be released by Dimension Films on October 4th, 2013.