OK, so it should come as no surprise that unexpected actors are being announced for the cast of the upcoming sequel, Machete Kills. Director Robert Rodriguez is known for putting together sometimes strange and always intriguing casts, and it always seems to work out quite well. The very same is expected here.
In the same way that he’s announced other casting news, such as Charlie Sheen playing the President of the United States, Rodriguez took to the Twitter to announce that pop music star Lady Gaga will also have a part in the sequel.
Gaga will play someone named La Chameleon, which is assumed to be a small role as the performer has apparently already filmed her scenes. Along with the announcement, Rodriguez also released a poster of Gaga in character. You can check that out below.
Here’s the exact announcement from Rodriguez:
I just finished working with Lady Gaga on Machete Kills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!
Other cast includes returning stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba, and Michelle Rodriguez, as well as newcomers Sheen, Mel Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Edward James Olmos, Demian Bichir, William Sadler, and the recently announced Alexa Vega, who starred in Rodriguez’s Spy Kids all those years ago. IMDb also has Cuba Gooding Jr. and Vanessa Hudgens listed, but at this point it’s hard to tell if they’re really in or if names are just being added for the hell of it.
Are you excited for Machete Kills yet?