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Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Chris Meloni board pic

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller have enlisted a trio of tough guys to join Dimension Films’ 3D prequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” as Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Christopher Meloni have been added to the ensemble.

Thesps join returning stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King and Powers Boothe, as well as newcomers Jamie Chung and Dennis Haysbert. Pic weaves together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales in which the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more repulsive inhabitants.

Gordon-Levitt will play Boothe’s illegitimate son, Meloni will play a cop and Brolin will play private eye Dwight, a role played in the original film by Clive Owen.

Story, which takes place prior to the events depicted in “Sin City,” finds Dwight hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord, and explains how he came to have a dramatically different face.

“Dwight is a constant character throughout the Sin City world and “A Dame To Kill For” is a defining episode in his life. We’re looking forward to Josh’s take on Dwight,” said Rodriguez and Miller.

Miller wrote the script based on his own graphic novel, and production is currently under way at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. Production companies include Rodriguez’s Quick Draw Prods., AR Films, Miramax, Solipsist and Aldamisa, which is handling international sales. Dimension will release the film in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 4.

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