Eva Green has just been tapped to play the titular dame in Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Named “Ava Lord,” the dame is described by Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller as “one of the most fascinating and deadly residents of Sin City.” It’s quite a statement, considering the other inhabitants of Basin City that have been introduced in the first movie.
Green’s Ava Lord will be sharing lots of screen time with Josh Brolin, who is playing her one time lover Dwight. The role was originally played by Clive Owen, but anyone who’s ever read the graphic novel will understand the need for a new actor.
“We’ve been wanting to tell this story for a very long time. Ava Lord is one of the most deadly and fascinating residents of Sin City. From the start, we knew that the actor would need to be able to embody the multifaceted characteristics of this femme fatale and we found that in Eva Green. We are ecstatic that Eva is joining us,” says Rodriguez and Miller of Eva Green’s appointment.