Eva Green is Ava in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

The Casino Royale star will play the ultimate femme fatale in the next Frank Miller adaptation.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

After years of waiting, Robert Rodriguez's second visit to Sin City is finally upon us. Casting news is coming out the wazoo, or at least out of the tar pits, but the most exciting part of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For was always going to be Ava, a femme fatale from the title story previously rumored to be circled by Angelina Jolie. But that was years ago, and the part has since been freed up for any beautiful woman in Hollywood with a dark streak. And we think they found just the right one: Eva Green, the sexy and talented star of Casino Royale and Dark Shadows.

Eva Green joins a cast that already consists of returning actors Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Bruce Willis, new stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple and Jeremy Piven, and several actors in roles previously played by other actors, including Jaime Chung (taking over for Devon Aoki), Josh Brolin (taking over for Clive Owen… for a while) and Dennis Haysbert (taking over for the late Michael Clarke Duncan). Dimension Films released the news (via Coming Soon).

Green's character, Ava Lord, is the former lover of Dwight McCarthy, previously played by Clive Owen, who begs him to rescue her from an abusive marriage. Since the events take place in Sin City, all does not go according to plan. At least, not Dwight's plan. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For will also include new stories entitled The Long Bad Night, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and an untitled yarn that shows what Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) has been up to since the events of That Yellow Bastard, a tale told in the first Sin City movie. 

Production on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is already underway in Austin, Texas. The film will be released in theaters on October 4, 2013.

William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline's Film Channel, the co-host of The B-Movies Podcast and the co-star of The Trailer Hitch. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.