‘Sin City 2′ Gets Double Trouble with Jaime King and Jamie Chung
'Sin City 2' is seeing more than just double with a sequel -- the film has just cast not one, but two similarly first-named leading ladies in actresses Jamie Chung and Jaime King.
THR reports that Jamie Chung and Jamie King have signed on for 'Sin City 2,' which began production today in Austin, Texas at Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker studios. The studio features a large warehouse converted, essentially, into an entire green screen room, where the entirety of the first film was shot.
King played a prostitute named Goldie in the first film, and she returns for the sequel as Goldie's twin sister, Wendy. Chung will replace Devon Aoki as the deadly (and totally adorable) assassin Miho, who will help character Dwight locate a femme fatale named Ava in the story "A Dame to Kill For," which was originally published by Frank Miller in 1993.
Miller and Rodriguez are directing the sequel together, which will feature two stories from the comic books and one all-new, original story written by Miller. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, and Rosario Dawson are all returning to reprise their roles in the sequel. Though Rourke's character died in the first film, the events in the sequel take place before his death, allowing for his return.
The major role of Ava, originally written for Angelina Jolie, has yet to be cast, but we assume we'll hear something very soon, given that filming is already underway.