Grind house kingpin Robert Rodriguez continued to add cast members to Machete Kills, his sequel to his 2010 B-movie Machete, starring Danny Trejo as an ex-Federale bent on revenge. Variety reported today that Modern Family star and recent Saturday Night Live guest host Sofia Vergara continued talks to join Machete Kills as Madame Desdemona.
Yesterday, Amber Heard joined the film as an assassin named Miss San Antonio. Actor/director Mel Gibson signed on to play a key but undisclosed role in the movie as well as recent Best Actor Oscar nominee Demian Bichir.
In addition to Trejo, his Machete co-stars Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba also agreed to return for the sequel.
Rodriguez stayed busy prepping for Machete Kills but he also remained committed to a summer start date for the long-awaited sequel to his 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novels SIN CITY as well as Fire and Ice, a fantasy adventure based on the illustrations of sci-fi artist Frank Frazetta.
Fans, what do you think of Sofia Vergara, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir and now, Amber Heard joining Robert Rodriguez for Machete Kills? Can't you picture Sofia Vergara as Madame Desdemona? Vergara recently appeared in the movies The Three Stooges as well as the ensemble comedy New Year’s Eve in addition to her Emmy-nominated role on Modern Family.
With Machete Kills, a summer start date for the long-awaited sequel to his 2005 adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novels SIN CITY, and Fire and Ice; looks Robert Rodriguez is running on all cylinders.