Dennis Haysbert - Dennis Haysbert Wants To Define His Own Sin City Character

Actor Dennis Haysbert is determined to put his own stamp on his role as a mercenary in the upcoming Sin City sequel after taking over the character from the late Michael Clarke Duncan.

The 24 star was recently hired to replace Duncan following his death in September (12), and while Haysbert insists he has a deep respect for The Green Mile star's work with the character Manute, he is keen to show fans that he too can do the job justice.

Haysbert tells Wenn, "I knew him and we got along very well and he was a really great guy. His presence is there (in the film) most certainly; he originated the role but I'm a different actor and I will put my own stamp on it. I definitely have a reverence for what he did with the role.

"I'm sure everyone (on the cast and crew) honoured Michael in the beginning of the shoot in their own way but we have to live in the now... Right now it's my role and I have to work it the way I need to work it."

Haysbert has been enjoying working alongside co-directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez on the action thriller and he's glad Manute will have a bigger role to play in the follow-up to the hit 2005 film.

He says, "It's been going great... The role of Manute... has been fleshed out a little bit more than it was in the original movie. You'll learn more about Manute in this movie."

The actor joins returning stars Jessica Alba, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which is expected to open in theatres next year (13).


Contactmusic

Tags: Dennis Haysbert - Sin City - Michael Clarke Duncan

Advertisement

More Dennis Haysbert

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review

It's taken nearly 10 years for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and graphic novelist Frank Miller to get around to making this sequel, but it was worth...

Men, Women & Children Trailer

One group of very different people - including popular high school teens and their less popular peers, and a married couple struggling in their relationship...

Think Like A Man Too Trailer

The trailer for 2014's comedy Think Like a Man Too, follows the exploits of the original film's cast as they work their way around Las...

Dear White People Trailer

At the highly regarded college of Winchester University, racial tension is at an all time high. While a group of white students are planning to...

Advertisement

Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

It's all about revenge in Sin City now as the wounded (both physically and mentally) set out on a trail of death and destruction in...

Emily Deschanel And David Tennant Are Snapped At FOX Upfronts - Part 4

'Bones' star Emily Deschanel and 'Gracepoint' actor David Tennant were among the TV guests at the FOX Network Upfront presentation held at The Beacon Theater...

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Trailer

The everlasting trail of violence, death and deceit continues with the return of several characters from the original ‘Sin City’ movie. Dwight McCarthy is back,...

Mr. Peabody & Sherman - Teaser Trailer Trailer

Mr. Peabody is doubtlessly the most intelligent and most accomplished dog on the planet, and undeniably outshines the human race too. However, despite his achievements,...

Advertisement

Comments

Katie Henderson's picture

Katie Henderson

So happy that Dennis is filling in! An accomplished actor like him will do wonders for the role!

6 months 3 weeks ago
Report
View Comments

Martin Robbins's picture

Martin Robbins

Class act and A+ talent!

6 months 4 weeks ago
Report
View Comments

Dennis Haysbert Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Dennis Haysbert

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All