Robert Rodriguez - Robert Rodriguez Would Have Cast Brittany

Subscribe to Robert Rodriguez alerts

Robert Rodriguez would have cast Brittany Murphy in 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' if she were still alive.

The actress played Shellie in the first film based on Frank Miller's graphic novels, released in 2005, but tragically died in 2009 from pneumonia, anaemia and excessive use of prescription medications at the age of just 32.

Robert was very fond of the actress and he is very sad she won't be part of the second film.

Exclusively speaking to BANG Showbiz at the Cannes Film Festival in the South of France, he said: ''If she was still here we would probably figure out a way to get her back into it.

''The returning cast is still the same. The new ones I'm still waiting for, and will go to casting.''

This morning (21.05.12), it was confirmed Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba will return for the sequel, which will again by directed by Robert with Frank.

Robert added he has a busy summer, as he will shoot the film back-to-back with the second instalment of his 'Machete' series.

He added: ''It's great - so far we're going to shoot right after 'Machete', we're going to shoot 'Machete' for 30 days then go straight into that, back-to-back. Frank is super-excited. He can't believe it when we shoot and he sees his book come to life in such an amazing way.''

At the weekend Robert launched a new VISIONary Young Directors Contest to find a new director with technology partner AMD.

Aspiring film makers can submit a short film, and a panel of judges including representatives from AMD and the filmmaking industry will choose one winner based on originality, creativity and the ability to quickly capture attention.

The winner will have the chance to win a trip to Austin City Limits October 12-14, 2012 to meet Robert in person, as well as cutting-edge film editing technology to jump start their movie making careers. To enter and for full contest rules, visit the AMD competition page at


Tags: Robert Rodriguez - Brittany Murphy - Frank Miller - Jessica Alba - Mickey Rourke - Cannes Film Festival

Subscribe to Robert Rodriguez alerts

More Robert Rodriguez

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...

Ava Lord Is The Dame To Kill For in The 'Sin City 2' Trailer [Trailer + Pictures]

Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill for has a brand new trailer, featuring an extensive look at the predominantly black & white art-house, film-noir,...

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...

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,...


Another Reason to Get Netflix: 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

Netflix are shrugging off any competition from Amazon Instant Video, starting with an exclusive access to the new Robert Rodriguez TV series “From Dusk Till...

'Machete Kills' Is More Like Machete Overkill: Critics Slam Slasher Sequel

Machete Cortez is back, and this time he's got the President of the United States for a boss as he embarks on his most outrageous...

Machete Kills Movie Review

Robert Rodriguez returns to Grindhouse territory with this B-movie spoof sequel that mixes hilariously knowing jokes with painfully stiff storytelling. Fans of the genre will...

Machete Kills - Alternative Trailer Trailer

Machete Cortez is a formidable former member of the Mexican Federal Police and happens to be one of the most badass, ruthless killers ever known....



Robert Rodriguez Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Robert Rodriguez

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All