Charlie Sheen to Play the President in Machete Sequel
06.22.12 by Chris
Charlie Sheen for president?! The man who brought us "Tiger Blood" and "High Priest Vatican Assassin Warlock" will soon be the leader of the free world...at least on the big screen.
Sheen is set to play the U.S. president in Robert Rodriguez's Machete sequel, Machete Kills. Rodriguez announced the casting on Twitter.
I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon...
Rodriguez also included a photo of himself with his new commander in chief. Sheen is not the first in his family with presidential aspirations. His father, Martin Sheen, played POTUS Jed Bartlet on The West Wing.
Machete Kills follows its title character (Danny Trejo) as he is recruited by the president for his next job. Sheen joins fellow headline-maker Mel Gibson, who plays a "Bond-style" villain in the movie. Sheen and Gibson on the same movie set? A press agent's nightmare.
As Rodriguez pointed out on Twitter, principal production on Machete Kills began on June 20. That day, Rodriguez tweeted a photo of himself with Jessica Alba on set. Machete Kills will open in theaters in 2013.