Can this really be true? We’ve heard so many rumors about the Danny Trejo headlined film, Machete we don’t know what to believe. The character and now film is based off of the fake trailer that was featured during Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez‘s Grindhouse collaboration. The film has been at the center of production speculation along with it’s cast, but according to a legitimate source (Variety) not only is the movie happening, but every actor you could possibly think of is in it!
According to the trade, Machete began filming this week with Robert Rodriguez co-directing alongside his protege Ethan Maniquis. They went on to confirm the film’s cast which includes Trejo as the title character and Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey in supporting roles. Last weekend Lohan actually announced via her Twitter page that she had landed a role in the film. For the most part people chalked it up to wishful thinking, but it appears to be true!
First of all, will this movie give me the Robert De Niro aka Bobby D. I know and love? I couldn’t get Seagal in The Expendables, but a role in this film comes as an awesome close second. Not too mention the “Lawnmower Man” himself Jeff Fahey. I’m so happy to see him get work, I love him on Lost. We also get the original Sonny Crockett, Don Johnson in the mix. I love this line up! Hopefully it will work wonders for everyone involved. I can’t wait to see some photos and footage from the film.
What do you think about the cast for Machete? Are you excited to see it?