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

     June 21, 2012

charlie-sheen-sofia-vergara-machete-kills-slice

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:

charlie-sheen-robert-rodriguez-machete-kills

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:

sofia-vergara-machete-kills

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

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DC Entertainment Confirms Tao Okamoto’s Role

She is who you think she is.

Seth Rogen Christmas Comedy X-MAS Now Titled THE NIGHT BEFORE

The new film from '50/50' director Jonathan Levine also stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie.

Christopher McQuarrie Talks MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 5, Easter Eggs and More

He also reveals how much CG is in the underwater sequence and if there's a 'Mission: Impossible' bible.

DOCTOR STRANGE: Marvel Eyes Rachel McAdams for Lead Opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

Marvel's magical movie opens November 4, 2016.

Hugh Jackman Teases Final WOLVERINE Movie with New Image

The actor turns to Twitter for story ideas.

Disney’s BOB THE MUSICAL Adds Composer Bret McKenzie, In Talks with Michael Chabon

Tom Cruise is reportedly still circling the lead for director Michel Hazanavicius.

Richard Linklater May Direct Jennifer Lawrence in THE ROSIE PROJECT

The 'Boyhood' filmmaker is the favorite to helm the long-gestating romance, which at one point had Phil Lord and Chris Miller attached.

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE II Revisited: “Who Wants to Be Decent?”

The franchise almost self-destructs in John Woo’s misguided, misogynistic sequel.

Collider Movie Talk – New SPIDER-MAN Writers, Adam Sandler, and More

The gang also talks new casting in 'Star Trek Beyond' and the continued success of 'Ant-Man' at the box office.

SPECTRE Theme Finished and Sounding “Fantastic”; Place Your Bets on Who Sang It

Odds are on Sam Smith.

Page 1 of 4,06112345...102030...Last »