Set Photos from Machete Kills

Jessica Alba and Danny Trejo in Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsSet photos have emerged from Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills, courtesy of Jessica Alba‘s Twitter Feed.

Click here to check out the set photos.  Machete Kills also stars Edward James Olmos, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, and Mel Gibson.

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Charlie Sheen to Play President of the United States in Machete Kills

Charlie Sheen and Robert Rodriguez

Charlie Sheen and Robert Rodriguez

Deadline.com reports today that Charlie Sheen has been cast in Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills playing the President of the United States:”Charlie Sheen announced today that he’s returning to the big screen. The Wall Street star has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills as the President of the United States. While it’s not a big role in the sequel to 2010′s Machete, both Sheen and the director announced the casting on their respective Twitter pages. “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..” Rodriguez tweeted this afternoon and posted a photo of himself and Sheen. “My fellow Americans,” said Sheen in presidential mode as he retweeted Rodriguez’s post. Fellow Hollywood hellraiser Mel Gibson had also been cast in  Machete Kills. In the sequel, Machete, played again by Danny Trejo, is drafted by the U.S. government to track an arms dealer through Mexico before he launches a weapon from space.

Read the entire article, Charlie Sheen Cast as President of the United States, at deadline.com

Edward James Olmos joins cast of Machete Kills

Edward James Olmos joins cast of Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsCasting rumors have been rampant regarding the Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills, sequel to the cult classic Machete.  The Portugese site Omelette reports today that Edward James Olmos is joining the cast, which already includes Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Demian Bichir and Danny Trejo.

Stay tuned for more updates on Machete Kills!

Read the entire article, Edward James Olmos Cast in Machete Kills, here.

Poster Art Released for Machete Kills

Machete Kills produced by Rick Schwartz

Machete Kills Poster

Early Poster Art for Machete Kills, produced by Rick Schwartz, was released just prior to the Cannes film festival.  

Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Demian Bichir, and of course Danny Trejo all star in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel which will be distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Machete Kills finds the titular ex-federale (Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop a terrorist named Mendez the Madman, who happens to be Mexico’s leading cartel dealer. Mel Gibson is set to co-star as Luther Voz, a cunning arms dealer and death merchant who aims to spread war across the planet by launching a missile.

Extras needed for ‘Machete Kills’ in Austin, TX

Robert Rodriguez's Machete Kills, Produced by Rick SchwartzLast Saturday Beth Sepko Casting held an Open Casting looking for extras to appear in the follow up to Robert Rodriguez’ Machete.  Machete Kills, produced by Rick Schwartz, will be filmed at Austin Studios in Austin, TX this summer. The movie’s all-star cast includes Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Zoe Saldana, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, and Sofía Vergara.

If you missed the casting call, it’s not too late to apply. According to Beth Sepko Casting’s Facebook page, “if you were not able to make it to the open call, you can email thirdcoastextras@gmail.com with your height, weight, contact number, resume (if available), and photos. You can also mail a headshot, talent registration form, and resume to 1901 E. 51st Street, Box 6, Austin TX 78723.”

Click here to read the entire article, “Extras Needed for Machete Kills in Austin TX

Millionaire Playboy Interviews Rick Schwartz

Rick Schwartz with Rachel McAdams, The Lucky Ones director Neil Berger, and Michael Pena

Rick Schwartz with Rachel McAdams, The Lucky Ones director Neil Berger, and Michael Pena

In 2007 Millionaire Playboy interviewed Rick Schwartz.  At the time he was working with Martin Scorcese on The Departed after producing The Aviator and Gangs of New York.  The interview discusses the writer’s strike, the future of movies, upcoming projects, and ‘all the ways that fan boys like us try to break into the biz with their own ‘next amazing blockbuster’. 

Click here to read the entire interview, Interview with producer Rick Schwartz

Zoe Saldana Joins Cast of Machete Kills

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana

Danny Trejo, star of the Rick Schwartz produced Machete Kills, revealed that Zoe Saldana is joining the cast of the film in a recent interview with Moviehole, an online film blog:

“Trejo, noting that the film kicks off into about three weeks, says ‘The sequel to Machete, Machete Kills, is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ’em.’

Machete Kills is a Quick Draw production financed by Alexander Rodnyansky, as well as Aaron KaufmanIliana NikolicSergei Bespalov and Rick Schwartz.

The film is a sequel to the cult classic Machete.  Danny Trejo’s ‘Machete’ character originates from the 2001 Spy Kids film, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The film is an expansion of a fake trailer that was released together with Rodriguez’s and Quentin Tarantino‘s 2007 Grindhouse.

Click here to read the entire Moviehole article, ‘Danny Trejo on Machete Kills and Sin City 2′