It looks like Robert Rodriguez wants to go big with Machete Kills, as he continues to add new actors to the already impressive cast list that includes Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos (rumored) and Jessica Alba.
The newest casting announcement is that Charlie Sheen will be playing the President of the United States. Rodriguez just took to his Twitter page to post the casting news and a new photo: “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..”
While the synopsis for the film has already been released, Robert Rodriguez mentioned that the story has changed from the early ideas they had when Machete was originally released:
“That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake. Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.”
Here is the previously released official synopsis: “The new film finds Machete recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.”