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The other day, we announced that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was signed to star in the sequel to Sin City directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Today, we get official word that Josh Brolin has been signed to star in the film as well. Brolin has been cast as “Dwight”; a character previously played by Clive Owen.

A Dame to Kill For takes place before the events in the first Sin City, and Dwight has a completely different face. This film would serve to explain just what happened to the character to undergo such a drastic physical change. I couldn’t be more excited by the news. I’m a fan of Brolin’s work, and Dwight is one of my favorite characters from the Sin City comics. I can’t wait to see what Brolin does with the role.

Check out below for the official press release that announces Brolin’s involvement in the film:

Brolin will next be seen alongside Sean Penn in the Warner Bros. 1940’s police drama Gangster Squad set for release January 11, 2013. Brolin recently completed production on the Jason Reitman-directed film Labor Day opposite Kate Winslet, in addition to Spike Lee’s Oldboy, a remake of the popular Korean film. Brolin last appeared as young “Agent K” in Men in Black 3, directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and co-starring Will Smith and Emma Thompson. In 2008, Brolin was nominated for an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and received awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review for his portrayal of ‘Dan White’ in Gus Van Sant’s acclaimed film Milk. Prior to that, Brolin earned a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of an ensemble for his work in Joel and Ethan Coen’s No Country for Old Men, which also won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR 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 star studded ensemble includes already announced original cast members Academy Award® nominee Mickey Rourke as “Marv,” Jessica Alba as “Nancy,” Rosario Dawson as “Gail” and Jaime King as “Goldie/Wendy” with new cast members Joseph Gordon-Levitt as “Johnny,” Dennis Haysbert as “Manute” and Jamie Chung as “Miho.” Production is underway at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas.

The film is expected for an October 4th, 2013 release.