According to Deadline, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has officially signed on for a leading role in the upcoming SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, is based upon Miller's noir graphic novels.
In SIN CITY, Gordon-Levitt will take on the role of 'Johnny,' which was originally offered to Johnny Depp. The film, which is already shooting and is slated for an Oct. 4 release date, also features Bruce Willis, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, JAMIE CHUNG, and Dennis Haysbert.
Because of the commitment, negotations to star in Marvel's upcoming GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY are officially dead, the site reports. The studio is now reportedly talking to Joel Edgerton, Jack Huston, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne, who were all considered alongside Gordon-Levitt.
Gordon-Levitt's film work includes (500) Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50, The Dark Knight Rises, and Looper, and for playing Tommy Solomon in the television sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun. Gordon-Levitt began his career in commercials as a child before making his film debut in Beethoven. He has also starred in 10 Things I Hate About You, Manic, Mysterious Skin, Brick, The Lookout, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, and Premium Rush, and played a supporting role in Steven Spielberg's Lincoln.