Variety is reporting that Stacey Keach has been signed to play Herr Wallenquist, the German-American crime boss known as The Kraut who rules over Basin City with an iron fist.
The Kraut is seldom seen in the comics, preferring to work through lackeys and henchmen. When he is seen, he is portrayed as a physically imposing man whose face and neck is covered with scars. Creator Frank Miller describes the character to Variety as “the one man who can’t be redeemed in Sin City. He is pure evil.”
Keach has a long and varied career on the stage, in films and on television, where he created his most famous role, bringing Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer to life in three separate TV series.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on October 4, 2013.