Electronic Arts and Starbreeze Studios announced today that celebrated actors Rosario Dawson; known from Sin City and Men in Black II, and Brian Cox; from The Bourne Identity, will headline the Hollywood cast of Syndicate.
Rosario Dawson has a wide range acting and has been in several movies ranging from Seven Poundsto Zoo Keeper. However, her roll in the 2005 movie Sin City, based off Frank Miller’s neo-noir graphic novel, is what should really have gamers excited. In Sin City Rosario played a bad ass femme fatale named Gail. She was a dominatrix who wore fishnet stockings, , metal thugs and wielded an UZi submachine gun. Transplanting her character Gail into the cyberpunk universe seems like it should be a perfect fit.
In Syndicate Dawson plays Lily Drawl, the rising star of the biggest and most aggressive syndicate EuroCorp.
With a shattered and conflicted psyche, Lily is torn between the demands of her corporate masters ad the underground resistance to syndicate rule. She knows that this balancing act can only last for so long before she falls, most likely, to her death.
From this Brief description it seems Lily could become an ally to the main character as the campaign evolves.
I’m amazed how videogames have become so deep in story, delivering fantastic worlds and memorable characters rivaling Hollywood films,” said Rosario Dawson. “I was excited when EA approached me to play Lily Drawl in Syndicate. She’s an interesting and strong female character. How cool is it to play the mastermind who designed military chip inside the player’s head!
Rounding out the cast is Emmy Award-winning actor Brian Cox, who was the villian from The Bourne Identity and Troy. Cox will play Jack Denham, the head of the EuroCorp boardroom. His booming voice will echo well as the big boss man of an evil corporation should.
Also featured will be Micheal Wincott who plays a senior agent in EuroCorp. You might remember him as Top Dollarm the number one crime kingpin from the 1994’s cult classic The Crow. He was also in Lieutenant to the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Matter of fact WIncott has also played a bad guy in The three Musketeers, The Count of Mount Cristo, Along Came a Spider, Strange Days, Romeo is Bleeding… you get the idea. Needless to say Wincotts unique voice lends itself delightfully well to the wickedness.
Syndicate will be available February 21, 2012 in North America and February 24th, 2012 in Europe for the Playstation 3, PC and Xbox 360.