Marko Zaror Joins Cast of Machete Kills

Marko Zaror joins Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsInternational martial arts action star Marko Zaror joins the cast of Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’s cult favorite Machete. Zaror joins Jessica Alba, Sofia Vergara, Lady Gaga, Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, and many others in an all-star ensemble. Zaror, dubbed the Bruce Lee of Latin America, is cast very literally as Zaror, henchman to Mel Gibson’s villainous character.

Rodriguez explains, “I created this role specifically for him. He is an incredible martial artist with physics defying speed and agility, and he has a great movie star presence. I’m sure we’ll be working together again soon.”

Zaror was equally complementary. “To get a chance to work with Robert Rodriguez was a dream of mine since I saw El Mariachi. He has made some of the coolest characters ever. I am honored to have had the experience to work with him and his exceptional team.”

Along with the announcement also came a terrific new character poster, following earlier character posters of Lady Gaga and William Sadler featured here.

Read the entire article, Marko Zaror Joins Machete Kills; Character Poster Revealed.

Machete Kills Character Banners Released Featuring Lady Gaga and William Sadler

William Sadler in Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsThis weekend we revealed the character banner for Lady Gaga‘s film debut in Robert Rodriguez directed and Rick Schwartz produced Machete Kills.  Today we’ll have a look at another stylish character banner for the film: William Sadler‘s.

Sadler plays Sheriff Doakes, pitted up against Lady Gaga, Alexa Vega, Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Edward James Olmos, Charlie Sheen, Elise Avellan and Electra Avellan.

Read the entire article, William Sadler ‘Machete Kills’ Character Poster Brandishes Some Steel.

 

 

Avellan Twins Back for Machete Kills

Avellan twins reprise role for Rick Schwartz produced Machete KillsVariety reports that Robert Rodriguez’s twin nieces, Electra and Elise Avellan, are set to reprise their roles in Machete Kills, produced by Rick Schwartz and others.

Rick Schwartz produced macheteThe Avellan sisters will once again be playing bad-ass nurses Mona and Lisa. They join fellow femme fatales Jessica AlbaMichelle RodriguezAmber Heard and Sofia Vergara.  The film also stars Danny Trejo and features roles by Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson, Edward James Olmos, and more.

A Quick Draw production, “Machete Kills” is being financed by Alexander Rodnyansky, who is producing with Rodriguez.  In addition to Rick Schwartz, other producers include Quick Draw’s Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic, as well as Sergei Bespalov.

Read the complete Variety article, Avellan twins reload for ‘Machete Kills’.

Sofia Vergara Celebrates 40th Birthday after Wrapping Machete Kills

sofia vergara in rick schwartz produced machete kills

Sofia Vergara

After wrapping her role in Robert Rodriguez’s sequel “Machete Kills,” produced by Rick Schwartz, Sofia Vergara headed to Mexico to celebrate her 40th birthday, jetting out to an exclusive resort with on-again boyfriend Nick Loeb, as reported in this article appearing July 6th in the New York Post.

Friends invited to join the “Modern Family” star include Eva Longoria and Jessica Alba. Sources tell us Vergara’s romance with Loeb is “100 percent back on” following their brief split in May. One said, “They have been seeing a lot of each other and seem very happy. They have been traveling a lot and have talked through a lot of the issues which led to their split.” Vergara was spotted yesterday visiting the Fort of San Miguel in San Francisco de Campeche, in southeast Mexico.

The Robert Rodriguez directed and Rick Schwartz produced Machete Kills also stars Charlie SheenMel GibsonZoe Saldana, Alba and Amber Heard.

Read the entire New York Post article here.

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