Forgive them, Father, for they have sinned… Nearly a decade after exploring the morally gray areas of the black-and-white metropolis of Sin City, Robert Rodriguez has returned with the sequel, A Dame To Kill For (out Aug. 22.) This time, he has dragged Joseph Gordon-Levitt into the depths with him. “It’s sort of a story about the worst in us as humans,” the actor says with a nervous laugh. In the video below, the pair sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss their tale of good guys gone bad. READ FULL STORY
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of a few new additions to the Sin City universe in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-in-the-works sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. And since it’s a universe that’s particularly affected by the forces of entropic decay, his character doesn’t exactly get off easy.
He plays Johnny, a gambler whose good fortune takes a turn for the worse after he beats the wrong guy at the table. Check out Gordon-Levitt in this exclusive poster for the film, one of six, looking all badass and photo-negative.
Casting Net: Jude Law to play a literary 'Genius' opposite Colin Firth; Plus Ben Kingsley, Chace Crawford, more
• Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes) will join Oscar winners Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Nicole Kidman (The Hours) in theater director Michael Grandage’s film debut Genius. The film recounts the complex friendship between renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth) and literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and is based on A. Scott Berg’s biography of Perkins, adapted for the screen by John Logan (The Aviator). [Deadline] READ FULL STORY
Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt sin again in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' -- EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK
Legendary graphic novelist Frank Miller’s super-stylized gang of strippers and scoundrels is back on the big screen for four tales of pulpy intrigue in the 3-D neo-noir sequel Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (out Aug. 22).
Jessica Alba’s Nancy Callahan is still dancing at Kadie’s, but she’s changed since John Hartigan’s (Bruce Willis) death in the original 2005 cult classic. “She’s out for revenge,” says Miller, who co-directed the film. “She is sick of being treated — as she puts it — ‘as a piece of ass.'” Robert Rodriguez, who also returns to co-helm the project, adds: “You see a little girl in that first film. By the end of this, she’s the avenging angel.” Alba’s acting work has taken a backseat to other endeavors in the past few years, but Miller assures us that she is “eight times the actor [that she was] when I did the first film.”
Click past the jump for a first look at a familiar face (Mickey Rourke’s Marv) and a new one: Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Johnny. READ FULL STORY
Casting Net: Olivia Wilde boards thriller 'Meadowland'; Plus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen re-team, more
• Olivia Wilde (Drinking Buddies) is set to star in and produce the psychological thriller Meadowland. Reed Morano, the cinematographer on Kill Your Darlings and The Skeleton Twins, will make her directorial debut on the film about a woman who developed a relationship with a neglected boy after her own son disappears. Production will begin this summer, after Wilde gives birth. [Deadline]
Every Monday until the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, EW is celebrating a great success story from independent film’s most prestigious showcase. So far, we’ve revisited Lee Daniel’s Precious , Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River, Greg Mottola’s Adventureland, Today, we look back at Don Jon, the 2013 film from Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
The Sundance Film Festival is the place first-time directors aspire to go in order to be discovered. But sometimes, a rookie filmmaker arrives in Utah with a certain amount of fame already to his credit. Take Joseph Gordon-Levitt, for example, who premiered his first feature, then-titled Don Jon’s Addiction, at the 2013 festival. If his name wasn’t enough — as director and star — the movie also featured Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore; so even though it was “independent” in scale, it wasn’t exactly a make-or-break venture by some guy living out of his car.
But in other ways, Don Jon (as it was renamed for its theatrical release) was the epitome of what Sundance is all about. Gordon-Levitt, for all his success, is a Sundance kid. Not only did he launch his hitRECord website at the festival in 2010, but he played the boyhood version of Robert Redford’s narrator in A River Runs Through It. Since then, he’s been a major Sundance player, starring in festival movies like Mysterious Skin, Brick, and (500) Days of Summer. Throw in the film’s provocative subject matter — porn addiction — and Don Jon was as “Sundance” as any movie in recent memory.
In our clip from Sundance below, Gordon-Levitt and co-star Tony Danza discuss their characters and how media shape our obsessions. READ FULL STORY
• Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon), John Krasinski (The Office), and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) are among the list of stars providing their voices to the English-language version of Director Hayao Miyazaki’s spectacular final feature The Wind Rises. Also voicing characters are Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games), Martin Short (Saturday Night Live), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Werner Herzog (Jack Reacher), William H. Macy (Shameless), Mae Whitman (Parenthood), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing), Darren Criss (Glee), Elijah Wood (Wilfred) and Ronan Farrow (From Up on Poppy Hill)
• Will Peltz (Paranoia) has joined the cast of Men, Woman & Children, Jason Reitman’s next directing gig. Peltz joins previously announced stars Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Emma Thompson, and Jennifer Garner in the film based on Chad Kultgen’s novel. [Variety]
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• Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Don Jon) is nearing a deal to produce a big screen adaptation of Sandman and is rumored to be in talks to direct and star in the comic book adaptation as the character Morpheus. David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight) is penning the adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s classic graphic novel for Warner Bros. Gordon-Levitt can be seen next in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (out Aug. 22, 2014). [Deadline; BadassDigest]
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