Dennis Haysbert (TV’s 24) is in talks to take over for Michael Clarke Duncan in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, THR reports. Duncan, who died in September at age 54 due to complications from a heart attack, played bodyguard Manute in the first film.
“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,” directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller said in a statement to Heat Vision. “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 upcoming sequel is currently filming with an expected release date of Oct. 4, 2013.