"Sin City" director Robert Rodriguez has split from his wife and business partner, Elizabeth Avellan. The film maker announced the separation to cast and crew on the set of his new movie, "Grind House."
According to America's New York Post newspaper, he said: "This is anextremely painful time for me and my family, and Elizabeth and I very muchappreciate your understanding and patience."
Rodriguez went on to inform workers that the split was amicable, and thatthey still intend to raise their five children together and will remain partners in their production company, Troublemaker Studios.
Meanwhile, the director is preparing to start work on the sequel to lastyear's box office smash, "Sin City."
Angelina Jolie has already signed up for the comic book follow-up. Themother-to-be will play the role of A Dame To Kill.
Rosario Dawson, who is reprising her role as sexy hooker Gail, said: "Thefilm's kind of been postponed because Robert has been interested in AngelinaJolie for the lead...But she's very pregnant right now. So that's putting an understandable hold on the film."