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The Late Michael Clarke Duncan Replaced In ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’

Dennis Haysbert, who spent several years as the U.S. president on Fox’s “24,” is in negotiation to play one of the heavies in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, says THR.

Haysbert, pictured below, will play Manute, the brutal and seemingly unstoppable right-hand man of Ava’s husband. The role was played in the 2005 movie by Michael Clarke Duncan, above, who died in September at age 54.

Robert Rodriguez is directing the movie with Frank Miller, the comic book icon who created the “Sin City” comics that were published by Dark Horse in the 1990s.

Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Jaime King and Rosario Dawson are among those returning and Jamie Chung is replacing Devon Aoki for the sequel, which is on a short break from shooting in Austin.

In theaters October 4, 2013, one of the storylines being adapted is “A Dame to Kill For,” originally published in 1993 and featuring a man named Dwight entangled in a complicated and deadly relationship with a femme fatale named Ava.



  • mav07

    eh, we’ll see. But I’m not sure if this guy gives off that menacing vibe Duncan had. Maybe Tiny Zeus Lister would have been a better choice?

  • mfcmk1

    That’s disappointing. Every time I see this guy in a movie or TV show all I can think about are those damn allstate insurance commercials.

  • GrimDingo

    Well if they had made the movie when they said they would, about 6 damn years ago, our beloved Michael Clarke Duncan would’ve still been able to do it. I love Mr. President but Duncan is the only golden eyed beauty i wanted to see

    • mav07

      Agreed! since then they have lost 2 original cast members and the core audience that made the first a success. This thing better be AMAZING

      • mav07

        come to think of it, there are a handful of actors I would have chosen over Haysbert. Tiny, Ving Rhames or even Michael Jai White.

  • Joe-Banger

    Im with mav07! Tiny Zeus Lister is a perfect replacement! I like the way you think mav07. Mr. All state is too old and non scary for any bad guy role. What about Brittay Murphys character? Who play her role?

    • mav07

      thanks. I wonder if they also considered Terry Crews. But i’d still go with Tiny, that guy just looks evil.

  • Aaron Emery

    There is absolutely no replacing this man! I’m kind of offended that its happening that way. MCD was an original and will never be matched.

  • Joe-Banger

    Well its going to happen, and it might as well be someone who looks more like MCD than that all state dork.

  • That_One_Guy

    Are you in good hands?

  • Slasher_Lover23

    Good enough recasting for Manute. Even better recasting for Miho. Now the question remains, who will replace Brittany Murphy as Shelly? Personally I can Blake Lively playing a good Shelly. She played a very similar role in The Town, and she nailed it.

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