Quaid here with a bit of casting news so insane…so out of left field…that I can’t help but pray to the gods of cinema that it ends up being true.
Bloody-Disgusting is reporting, based on information given by one of their tipsters, that two heavy-hitting actors are lined up to star in Robert Rodriguez’s over-the-top action film Machete. Here’s a quote:
“What we learned is the following:
Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis are teaming up to begin filming Machete on July 29th. They are co-directors.
-DANNY TREJO is returning (obviously) as “Machete”, the madman bent on revenge.
-MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ (“Lost”, Fast & Furious, Avatar) is said to be playing “Luz”.
-JONAH HILL, the comedian who has starred in such films as Superbad and the forthcoming Adam Sandler comedy Funny People, will play “Julio”.
-Lastly, a legend of our time, ROBERT DE NIRO, will take on the role of “Senator McLaughlin”.
Robert De Niro in a Rodriguez movie sounds amazingly insane. And the idea of his having scenes opposite Jonah Hill and Danny Trejo…well, it makes me tear up a little (in a good way). Ever since the fake trailer for this film hit when Grindhouse came out, I’ve been itching for some 70′s exploitation action.
Let’s just hope big names don’t necessitate a toning-down of the insanity. With Rodriguez at the helm, though, I have no worries.