Wow. Half of me feels like this is a crass, TMZ style approach to casting – and the other half of me can’t wait to see this movie (even though I didn’t like the first one). Charlie Sheen (Wall Street, Platoon “Two And A Half Men”) has been cast as the U.S. President in Machete Kills, the sequel to Robert Rodriguez’ Machete. Earlier today he admitted that his meltdown last year was brought on by a psychotic break, so you have to wonder if him diving into this role along with his new series “Anger Management” is a good idea for him personally. Either way, between him and Mel Gibson Machete Kills is certainly making some brave casting choices.
Rodriguez took to his Twitter account just moments ago saying, “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…”
He will star alongsode Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Edward James Olmos, Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana in the flick spawned from a faix trailer included in Tarantino and Rodriguez’ 2007 Grindhouse.
“The sequel finds the titular ex-federale (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 nuclear missile.”
Head inside for a photo of Sheen and Rodriguez.