Due to the untimely departure of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died earlier this year from a heart attack, Dennis Haysbert signed on the replace him for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s long-awaited sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, given that both actors exude a similar presence and are both potentially terrifying. Speaking out on his decision to step in for Duncan and assume the role of Manute, Haysbert (who you might know from 24 – he played the President) had this to say:
“I haven’t finished working out to the capacity that I need to, but he’s going to be different. This is playing as a prequel, so it should work out. It’s going to be my character, but I’ve spoken extensively with Frank Miller and Robert [Rodriguez] about what they want with the character and yes, it has to have some feel of what Michael did but I have to make it my own.”
As for Rodriguez and Miller as a directorial team, he said:
“Robert sets up the camera and he does a lot of the hands-on directing, but Frank is very astute and very good at watching from a distance and just coming in and popping in a few things in your ear that really solidifies it. Because he comes from that comic-book approach and everything is storyboarded, you have a clear idea as to what you want to do and what he wants. It’s a very cool process.”
For those unaware as to the plot for the sequel (which is actually a prequel), you can check it out below:
Stuck with nothing but a seedy gumshoe job and some demons, Dwight’s thinking of all the ways he’s screwed up and what he’d give for one clear chance to wipe the slate clean, to dig his way out of the numb gray hell that is his life. And he’d give anything. Just to feel the fire. One more time. But he can’t let himself lose control again, can’t ever let the monster out. And then Ava calls.
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Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is scheduled for release October 4th 2013.