Depp and Banderas could star in Sin City sequels

28 03 2007

Director Robert Rodriguez is handing out casting tidbits for his post-Grindhouse projects, revealing he’s keen on finding a part for Antonio Banderas in a Sin City sequel and possibly giving Johnny Depp the starring role for Sin City 3.
“When I showed [Banderas] the first sample of the work, he went, ‘Man, I’ll do anything in that. I’ll be the hunchback. You have to bring me onboard, that looks amazing,'” said Rodriguez to MTV. “So Frank met him that time too and he said, ‘I have got to find something for that guy. I’ve never met him before. He’s amazing.’ [So we’re] looking at the cast of characters and [looking] to see where he can fit.”
Though Frank Miller has already finished the Sin City 2 script (based on the A Dame to Kill For story), accommodation for Banderas isn’t ruled out; in fact, Miller recently added scenes for Jessica Alba’s Nancy Callahan.
The initial grounding is also being laid out for the third Sin City, based on Hell and Back. The story revolves around Wallace, a moody artist who, after being repeatedly drugged, stumbles through most of the action hallucinating.
“[Depp] was interested in doing the Jackie Boy character that Benicio del Toro played [in Sin City], but he was doing that movie Libertine in Europe and it just kept getting pushed and delayed and went right through our shooting schedule,” Rodriguez said. “But there is a better role for him in [Hell and Back]. I kept going, ‘Gosh, Jackie Boy is a small part, he could be really good [as Wallace].'”
Should we start expecting Once Upon a Time in Mexico-meets-Fear and Loathing? The next “Sin Cities” currently have tentative release dates of 2008.
Source: MTV




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