The cast for Robert Rodriguez’ now-filming Machete Kills continues to bulge as we’re told that the great William Sadler joins 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. Sadler is best known to horror fas for his role in the 1995 Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight. He’s also starred in Die Hard 2, Shawshank Redemption and many more.
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. 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. Heard will play a manipulative assassin code-named Miss San Antonio. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president.
The first film was based on Rodriguez’ faux trailer included in Dimension Films’ 2007 Grindhouse.