TALENTED ACTORS: Dennis Haysbert (left) and the late Michael Duncan Clarke
24 ACTOR Dennis Haysbert has been cast to replace Oscar nominated star Michael Duncan Clarke, who passed away in September, in next year's Sin City sequel.
The 54-year-old Duncan died on September 3 of respiratory failure after failing to recover from a heart attack that he suffered in July.
Haysbert, 58 – who is perhaps best known for his role as President David Palmer in popular series 24 - has now been selected for the role of Manute in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Due for release in October 2013, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is the follow-up to the first film which was released in 2005.
Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller said in a statement: "Manute is a character that has been part of the heart of the Sin City tales, and the late Michael Clarke Duncan beautifully established that role onscreen.
“We could not tell the story of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For without Manute and are thrilled to welcome Dennis Haysbert to the cast.”