We’re going to be getting a new Machete Kills casting update every day until production, aren’t we? After Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba are set to return in Robert Rodriguez’s follow-up to his 2010 grindhouse film, we’ve also got Oscar nominee Demián Bichir, Mel Gibson and Amber Heard joining the proceedings.
Now Variety reports another addition to the cast, as Modern Family star Sofia Vergara is currently in talks to join the ensemble. Having last appeared on the screen in The Three Stooges and New Year’s Eve, this will certainly be her most, or rather only, R-rated project yet. She’ll play a character named Madame Desdemona, dressed in all leather (duh), who will provide information to Machete, who works for the U.S. government in the attempt to stop an evil arms dealer (Gibson) from deploying missiles.
As someone who thought Machete was one of the very worst films of its year and should have stayed as a trailer, this stunt casting is doing little to increase anticipation. Here’s hoping Rodriguez shoots this one quickly and moves on to the more enticing Sin City sequel. I’m sure Vergara dressed from head to toe in leather will increase some ticket sales, but like most of Rodriguez’s directorial decisions, it seems to be one of many gimmicks.
Are you looking forward to Machete more with Vergara’s involvement?
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