Here are some recent casting additions at a glance:
- Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica) has been confirmed as a cast member in Machete Kills, starring Danny Trejo.
- Rosie Huntington-Whiteley(Transformers: Dark of the Moon) is set to join the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road.
- Jason Mantzoukas (The Dictator) joins the David Wain-directed comedy, They Came Together, with Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler.
Hit the jump for more.
First up from Omelete comes word that Edward James Olmos has joined the production of the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s Machete. The original starred Trejo as an ex-Federale on a revenge mission, but the plot of Machete Kills reads as follows:
“In a new mission, by request of the president of the United States himself, Machete needs to defeat a dangerous drug lord that threatens the government with nuclear attacks.”
There is no word yet on what role Olmos has in the film, which just started shooting this week. The picture also stars Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir and of course, Trejo himself. Look for Machete Kills to open sometime in 2013.
Just Jared reports that Victoria’s Secret model Huntington-Whiteley will join Mad Max: Fury Road, the fourth film in the franchise (all of which have been directed by George Miller). Huntington-Whiteley will play one of the “five wives,” along with Zoe Kravitz and Riley Keough. Who are the five wives? Kravitz explains:
“There’s a group of five women being taken from one place to another place, and I’m one of those women. So they call us the five wives. There are five women who are five wives. No, I’m not playing all five wives.”
Keough and Kravitz recently flew to Namibia, Africa for the start of the shoot. Mad Max: Fury Road also stars Tom Hardy, Nicholas Hoult and a shaven-headed Charlize Theron.
Finally, from Deadline comes news that Mantzoukas will join They Came Together as Rudd’s character’s best friend. Written by Wain and Michael Showalter, They Came Together is a satire of romantic comedies that follows Molly (Poehler), the owner of a knick-knack shop, who is about to be run out of business by a corporate competitor, run by Joel (Rudd). Look for They Came Together to debut in 2014.