New to the madness and to the monochrome digital backlot process is Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception). He'll appear in the segment The Long Bad Night (an original story created for the film and yet to appear in Miller's graphic novels) playing Johnny, a cocky gambler who wins a game with the wrong opponent.
Jessica Alba (Machete) is back as slinky deadly stripper Nancy Callahan. She'll appear in the episode The Fat Loss, set after the last film's That Yellow Bastard.
And once again we have Mickey Rourke (The Expendables) as Marv, whose stories this time (Just Another Saturday Night and the titular A Dame To Kill For) are set before The Hard Goodbye from the first Sin City. The title story will see him pitted against femme fatale Ava Lord (Eva Green) and teaming up with private eye Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin and – following a facial reconstruction subplot – Clive Owen).
Miller and Rodriguez are once more co-directing, and also returning are Bruce Willis (Looper) as Detective John Hartigan, Rosario Dawson (Trance) as Gail and Jamie King (The Spirit) as Goldie and Wendy. Further new faces include Ray Liotta (Killing Them Softly), Juno Temple (Killer Joe) and Jeremy Piven (Mr Selfridge), with Dennis Haysbert (24) inheriting the role of Manute from the late Michael Clarke Duncan.
Sin City: A Dame To Kill For is out in the UK on 29 August.