Zoe Saldana (“Avatar,” “Star Trek”) has joined the cast of “Machete Kills” the sequel to director Robert Rodriguez’s bombastic Spaghetti Western-esque kill-fest.
According to the current synopsis, in the film “the U.S. government recruits Machete (Danny Trejo) to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.”
But according to Rodriguez, no genuine plot details have been released.
"That synopsis we put out is misdirection — it’s all fake,” the director told Empire. “Machete is recruited by the President, that’s true, but there’s no cartel leader and the weapon in space is just one of our early story ideas. That said, there is still a space element, for sure. We’ve given the character a much bigger playground. It’s going to be like a James Bond movie, with a Bond-style villain.”
There are no specific details on the role that Saldana will play but Trejo had the following to say about the ladies in the cast in a recent interview with Moviehole.
“The sequel to MACHETE, MACHETE KILLS, is going to be a lot more over-the-top than MACHETE. We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana – and guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.”
We will keep you updated as details emerge.
Source: Ain’t It Cool News
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