Owen, Del Toro lured into ‘Sin City’

Thesps join graphic novel adaptation

Robert Rodriguez has closed his cast on “Sin City” by adding Benicio Del Toro and Clive Owen to the Dimension Films ensemble pic.

Rodriguez wrote the script and is co-directing the screen version of the graphic novel series with its creator Frank Miller.

The noir drama is divided into three chapters named for titles in the Miller series: “Sin City,” “That Yellow Bastard” and “The Big Fat Kill.”

Del Toro and Owen will be seen in the last segment, along with Brittany Murphy.

Rodriguez still hopes to draft Quentin Tarantino to direct at least part of that segment, once the “Kill Bill” helmer returns from presiding over the Cannes Film Festival jury. Pic is shooting in Austin, Texas.

Despite persistent rumors, neither Leonardo DiCaprio nor Johnny Depp committed to “Sin.” Still, Rodriguez cajoled quite a few name performers to take part, including Bruce Willis, Josh Hartnett, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Jessica Alba, Elijah Wood, Carla Gugino, Jaime King and Marley Shelton.

Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein and co-prexys Brad Weston and Andrew Rona are supervising production, and Rodriguez is producing with Elizabeth Avellan through their Troublemaker Studios label.

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