Mickey Rourke In Talks To Return As Marv In Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

It was back in April that writer/director Robert Rodriguez said he had talked to Mickey Rourke about being in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, a sequel to his 2005 graphic novel-based thriller, but only now has he apparently actually entered negotiations for the part.

Deadline has gotten word that Rourke is now talking about reprising his role as Marv in the Sin City sequel. While the source questions how Marv could appear in the new movie considering he died in the first one, the answer is that A Dame To Kill For, the story written by Frank Miller that the movie will be based on, is set before The Big Fat Kill, the story where Marv dies. The plot follows Dwight McCarthy (who was played by Clive Owen in the first movie) as he gets sucked back into the web of an ex-girlfriend/femme fatale named Ava Lord when she calls him and says that she is being stalked by a murderer.

But that's not all the Rourke news out there. The same source is saying that the Oscar-nominated actor is also in talks to join Motor City, the new drama from director Albert Hughes. The film is about a man (Gerard Butler) who works to get revenge against the man who "put him behind bars and took his woman." Joel Silver's Dark Castle is producing the movie and Warner Bros. is set to distribute the film.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For will be released by The Weinstein Company on October 4, 2013. Motor City does not yet have a release date.

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