Dennis Haysbert Checks Into Sin City: A Dame to Kill For as Manute


Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Comic Book CoverFormer “24” and “The Unit” star and All-State insurance pitchman Dennis Haysbert has signed on to play Manute in Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”, their sequel to 2005’s hit movie based on the series of comic books by Miller.

Haysbert will play Manute, the bruiser character originally played by the late Michael Clarke Duncan in the original, and who has a much bigger role in the follow-up, which will adapt the “A Dame to Kill” storyline. In “Dame”, Dwight (Clive Owen) gets entangled in the affairs of his ex-lover Ava, who is watched over night and day by her husband’s bodyguard, Manute. I’m not sure if Haysbert can bring the same kind of physical menace to Manute that Duncan had, but he’s certainly a great actor.

Says Rodriguez about the casting:

Manute is a character that has been part of the heart of the Sin City tales, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan beautifully established that role onscreen. We could not tell the story of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For without Manute and are thrilled to welcome Dennis Haysbert to the cast.

The man who once bossed Jack Bauer around on TV joins a cast that already includes Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie Chung (herself replacing Devon Aoki, who played the deadly swordswoman Miho in the 2005 original).

Meanwhile, there’s still no word on who is playing the very pivotal Ava. Either Rodriguez hasn’t cast the role yet, or they’re really doing a great job of keeping it a secret, which is admirable in today’s Interwebs world.

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” is currently shooting in Austin.

Dennis Haysbert in THE UNIT Promo

Via : THR

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  • Juggernaut

    What a coincidence! Just last night my friend and I were discussing who should play Darkseid in the upcoming JLA film. Automatically we both thought of the late, great MCD. However, our next choice was Haysbert! He may be a good fit for Darkseid and play Manute but he was tailor made for the part of the King of Wakanda T’Chaka!!!

    • Dedpool

      He’d rock as Darkseid. My other choice for Manute was Ving Rhames or Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje who is my choice for Man Ape, Djimon Honsou is my choice for T’Chaka since he’s too old for T’Challa. Haysbert would make a good Moses Magnum too.

      • Juggernaut

        I have Djimon Honsou as Moses Magnum. Ving Rhames would have beeen a good choice for Manute hell, he’d actually be a good Darkseid too. Maybe they’ll do Darkseid as a two part role one actor doing the voice and one for the stature. If so I say either Nathan Jones or Lester Speight with some good CGI and special effects make-up and have Haysbert, Rhames, Michael Ironside or Clancy Brown as the voice.