Robert Rodriguez Casts Charlie Sheen as the President in MACHETE KILLS, Plus the First Look at Sofia Vergara in the Sequel

     June 21, 2012


Who needs elections when you can just appoint Charlie Sheen to play the President of the United States of America in your movie?  That’s what director Robert Rodriguez did recently for Machete Kills, the sequel to the cult hit, Machete. The sequel finds the titular star, an ex-Federale played by Danny Trejo, receiving a request from the President himself to take down a dangerous drug lord who is threatening the U.S. with nuclear attacks.  I cannot wait to see the criminally insane Sheen take on the Presidential role (will he channel Martin Sheen’s The West Wing character? Highly doubtful.) We’ve also got a first look of Machete Kills star Sofia Vergara on set.  Hit the jump to check it out.

The news of Sheen’s casting as the POTUS in Machete Kills comes via Rodriguez’s Twitter feed along with the following image:


The director also tweets that there is more casting info coming soon, so stay tuned.  Also active on the Twitter feed today was Vergara, who will play “the leather-clad Madame Desdemona, whose Mexican heriots have information that Machete needs.” Unfortunately, this image is anything but leather-clad, but it’s a start:


Machete Kills also stars Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba reprising their roles from the first film.  Other newcomers include Mel Gibson as the villainous arms dealer with Amber Heard as an assassin and Demian Bichir and Edward James Olmos in unspecified roles. The picture is currently filming in Austin, Texas with a nod towards a release sometime in 2013.  Click here to see how you can land a role as an extra.

Around The Web

Latest News

This Star Wars Video Game Costs $100,000

No need to put your money towards a good cause. Buy a stupidly expensive video game instead.

Watch: BARELY LETHAL’s Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner Play “Save or Kill”

Which would you save? ‘Star Wars’ or ‘Star Trek’? Han Solo or Indiana Jones? ‘Game of Thrones’ or ‘Breaking Bad’? Watch as Hailee Steinfeld and Sophie Turner are forced to choose.


We need more movies like Brad Bird's ode to optimism.

IT Remake Not Dead Yet; Moving Back To Warner Bros.

The Stephen King adaptation is moving back to its original studio and original setting, but not with Cary Fukunaga.

WONDER WOMAN: Chris Pine in Talks to Play Love Interest Steve Trevor

Gal Gadot starts in the upcoming superhero film.

Jason Reitman to Write and Direct BEEKLE for DreamWorks Animation

After a string of box office misfires, DreamWorks Animation and the 'Juno' filmmaker will join forces in what looks to be a new creative direction.

TRANSFORMERS Prequel in the Works; Michael Bay Returning for T5?

The next 'Transformers' movie could be yet another sequel directed by Bay.

Filming Begins on Doug Liman’s MENA, Starring Tom Cruise; Full Cast Revealed

Jesse Plemons, Caleb Landry Jones, and more join the 'Edge of Tomorrow' reunion pic.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Tilda Swinton in Talks to Play the Ancient One

While they're at it, Marvel should probably just let Swinton play *all* the roles in 'Doctor Strange'.

COP CAR Trailer: Don’t Mess with Creepy Kevin Bacon

Two young boys take Kevin Bacon's cop car out for a joy ride, then soon realize it was a very, very bad idea.

Page 1 of 3,96712345...102030...Last »