THRALL WORLD Rumor Of The Week: ROBERT DE NIRO Joining Cast Of ROBERT RODRIGUEZ’s ‘MACHETE’??July 20, 2009
Other than the information regarding Danny Trejo and Rodriguez himself which has already been confrimed HERE, the following should be taken as RUMOR and not as a confirmed announcement – and very interesting:
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”.
Machete (Trejo) is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator (De Niro). The film was teased as a faux trailer that was directed by Robert Rodriguez in Dimension Films’ Grindhouse, which featured a full-length film from both Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.
Read more HERE.