They may spell their names differently, but one thing that Jaime King and Jamie Chung have in common is that both will be playing parts in the upcoming Robert Rodriguz-directed sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The role will be the first that Chung plays in the franchise, but it will be a homecoming for King, who played twins Goldie and Wendy in Rodriguez's 2005 original.
THR has the casting news and adds that production on the movie began today in Austin, Texas (where's Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios is headquartered). Chung will be taking over in the role of Miho, the Old Town prostitute/assassin who was played by Devon Aoki in the first film. The trade doesn't say why Aoki will not be returning. The two actresses join a cast that already includes Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Mickey Rourke, who will be reprising their parts as Nancy, Gail and Marv.
There is one big piece of weirdness in this story: while the cameras are rolling, the film still hasn't cast two of its major leads. The title suggests that the movie's main story will follow Frank Miller's graphic novel about Dwight (first played by Clive Owen) as he becomes entangled with a femme fatale named Ava. There hasn't been any official news about whether or not Owen will return (though sources say that he will) and while Ava was originally written for Angelina Jolie, the Oscar-winning actress isn't attached to the project. It's worth noting that Dwight underwent major facial reconstruction in the time between "A Dame To Kill For" and "The Big, Fat Kill," the story featured in Sin City (the new movie is partially a prequel, which explains why Marv is still alive). They are also still looking to cast a new character created for the film named Johnny, who THR says is, "a smooth gambler."
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