Jessica Alba Promises A Lot More Dancing In Sin City Sequel

Jessica Alba finally figured out how to help sell tickets – lots and lots of tickets – to her upcoming movies: Tell the press that she’ll be dancing, likely in skin-tight stripper pants, then sit back and watch the men knock each other over en route to the ticket window.

That’s the tactic Alba’s taking with regards to Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which the directing is cobbling together as we speak. You’ll likely remember that Alba played kind-hearted stripper Nancy Callahan in the original film. And the image of Alba decked head-to-boot-heel in black leather was a dominant theme of the movie’s marketing campaign. What’s that? You need a refresher course? OK, fine. Don’t ever say we didn’t do anything for you:

So Alba spoke to Vulture at the Sundance Film Festival recently and opened up about her preparations for the sequel. It’s going to include more dancing. And more bizarre moves. Here’s Alba:

"I had to learn a bunch of dance sequences for it. I do a lot more dancing in this one. It was kind of crazy [the amount of time she spent preparing]. It was very, very difficult, and you’ll see why."

The perfect tease. Now you just have to wait for Oct. 4, when Rodriguez plans to have his Sin City sequel in theaters. Alba will be joined by Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke and Rosario Dawson, as well as franchise newcomers like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin and Ray Liotta. Ideal casting. Let’s hope very few of them wind up dancing, though. That would be a sin.

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