On Thursday, both Charlie Sheen’s and Robert Rodriguez’s Twitter feeds lit up with the announcement that Sheen would be making a return to the big screen in Machete Kills, this after his huge public dust up with Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen, who will be seen in the upcoming FX series Anger Management (not to be confused with the Adam Sandler comedy also starring Jack Nicholson), had an uncredited appearance in Oliver Stone’s 2011 release Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps where he reprized his Bud Fox character from the original Wall Street.
His role in Machete Kills will be similar to Wall Street: MNS in that it will be small, and he was most likely cast to give the sequel added publicity. (Since there’s no such thing as bad publicity, right?) Now with both Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson confirmed, all we need now is Alec Baldwin, Chris Brown, and Tiger Woods to play supporting characters. And throw in recently crowned NBA champion Lebron James for good measure. Might as well have a wide net of vilified and overly scrutinized celebrities and athletes.
On Rodriguez’s Twitter feed he wrote, “I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..” He would follow that up with a photo of himself and Sheen.
In the sequel, Machete, played again by Danny Trejo, is drafted by the U.S. government to track an arms dealer through Mexico before he launches a weapon from space.
Machete Kills is expected to be released in 2013.
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