Well, The Spirit may be slutty, as Christopher Campbell pointed out, but he's still going to have a true, cinematic love. The Hollywood Reporter has posted that Sarah Paulson is joining the cast. She will play the police commissioner's daughter, Dr. Ellen Dolan -- who is also, of course, Denny Colt/The Spirit's true love. Paulson is the actress who played Harriet Hayes on Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (which got her a Golden Globe nomination), and she's also been in flicks like The Notorious Bettie Page and Serenity. I'm not so sure on this choice, but Gabriel Macht, who is playing The Spirit, is pretty engaging, so maybe he can pull it out of her.

But she isn't the only one added to the cast. Joining the roster that already includes Samuel L. Jackson as Octopus, and Eva Mendes and Scarlett Johansson as femme fatales, are Dan Lauria, Stana Katic, Johnny Simmons, and Louis Lombardi. Lauria, the pop from The Wonder Years, will play the police commissioner (Paulson's dad); Katic, who plays HRG's recruit Hana on Heroes, will be a rookie cop; Simmons (Evan Almighty) will play a young Denny Colt; and Lombardi (24) will play Phobos, one of Octopus' henchman. This isn't the celebrity cast that Sin City had, so we'll have to wait and see if that helps or hinder the production, which is supposed to begin next month at Albuquerque Studios in New Mexico.
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