Casting Net: Joseph Gordon-Levitt signs up for 'Sin City' 2. Plus: Hailee Steinfeld, Amber Heard join Kevin Costner thriller

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• Joseph Gordon-Levitt will get his dark and mysterious on for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, playing the new character of Johnny, who will figure prominently in the intersecting stories in the hard-boiled sequel to 2005′s green-screen film noir Sin City. He’ll join Mickey RourkeBruce WillisClive Owen, and Rosario Dawson, reprising their roles from the first film, as well as newcomer Dennis Haysbert. As with the first film, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are sharing both writing and directing credits on the film. [Deadline]

• Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), Amber Heard (The Rum Diary) and Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) are joining Kevin Costner in an untitled comic thriller to be directed by McG (This Means War), production companies Relativity Media and EuropaCorp announced Monday. The film follows a retired secret service agent who embarks on one final mission while under the influence of a hallucinatory experimental drug he needs to stay alive. Luc Besson (Taken) and Adi Hasak (From Paris With Love) penned the screenplay.

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