In today's "WTF" Dept., Robert Rodriguez has decided that his sequel to 'Machete' called 'Machete Kills,' wasn't goofy enough, and hired one of Hollywood's biggest nutbars to star in it. No, it's not Mel Gibson, who is already cast, but another man famous for his crazy tirades -- Charlie Sheen.
The original 'Machete' was entertaining if not mostly unremarkable. It was what it was: a low-budget attempt to recreate some of the old grindhouse glory. What it really didn't need was a sequel, yet a sequel - 'Machete Kills' - is on the way and has surprisingly attracted an impressive cast. So far Mel Gibson and Oscar-nominee Damien Bachir have signed on to join returning cast members Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez. And now the sequel has another sexy new actress joining its ranks.
When you're an Academy award nominee, it definitely gives you a leg up when it comes to casting. Even if it was something of a stunt nomination, you're going to get at least another role or two because you can be sold as "Academy Award Nominee so and so" (for instance, let's say Gabourey Sidibe). Demian Bichir got the nod for his work in 'A Better Life' and now he's got two new projects, 'Machete Kills' and William Friedkin's 'Trapped.'
It's been a rough year for Mel Gibson. His latest film 'Get the Gringo' is going straight to Video on Demand, and then there's all that hassle with the film he was going to make with Joe Eszterhas. Well, finally he's got some good news, as he's going to be in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills.'