International 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.
Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills already has one amazing cast list. Now add Venessa Hudgens to the roster of talented and sexy women appearing in the film: Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, Alexa Vega, Michaelle Rodriguez, and the Avellan twins.
Venessa will be playing the character Cereza. We’re not sure yet of the size of the role, but it has been speculated she may be part of Vergara’s character’s team of assassins. Hopefully we’ll soon see a character poster similar to the recent releases of Lady Gaga and William Sadler.
The list of men cast in the film isn’t too shabby either. In addition to Danny Trejo playing the iconic Machete, the film includes Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Damien Bachir, Edward James Olmos, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and William Sadler.
Rick Schwartz produced and Robert Rodriguez directed Machete Kills stars Mel Gibson as Luther Voz, an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete (Danny Trejo) takes on Voz and his army in order to dismantle his master plan for global anarchy. In a recent interview with Extra, Gibson revealed more about the character:
“He’s an evil genius, he’s kind of like a Bond villain in the gutter,” says Gibson. “Bad guys are always more fun, and if you can find the bad in a good guy, it’s always more fun.”
The character is also a gourmet chef, and Mel said he’s a pretty good cook himself. “My speciality? I make the best hamburger in the United States.”
Rodriquez, known for his unique casting choices, specifically wrote the villain role for Gibson. “Mel was the only one I was interested in,” said the auteur.
Along with Gibson and Trejo, Machete Kills stars Charlie Sheen as the President of the United States and Sofia Vergara as a dominatrix. It hits theaters in 2013.
Variety 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.
The Avellan sisters will once again be playing bad-ass nurses Mona and Lisa. They join fellow femme fatales Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber 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.
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 Sheen, Mel Gibson, Zoe Saldana, Alba and Amber Heard.
Casting 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.