Crazy Rumor: Robert De Niro Cast in Danny Trejo's Machete
So none of this is actually confirmed, but Bloody Disgusting has a report from a one of their regular trusted tipsters regarding some some big name actors that have (potentially) joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez's Machete. Danny Trejo is obviously returning to play the "madman bent on revenge" and I'm sure we can expect Cheech Marin to reprise his role as the priest as well. But they're saying that Michelle Rodriguez will play a character named Luz, Jonah Hill will play Julio, and, lastly, that Robert De Niro will play Senator McLaughlin. If this is true, then hell yes, I can't wait to see De Niro fighting Trejo mano-a-mano!
It was expected that Rodriguez and Trejo would pull some strings and get some good cameos, but De Niro, Hill, and Rodriguez? That's some crazy casting, that's for sure! I don't even care if they fit in the roles or not, that's obviously not what this is about in the least. The original trailer that this is "based on" was about a a Mexican day laborer who is double-crossed by a corrupt senator, which would be De Niro's role. Shooting is expected to start at the end of this month in Austin after Rodriguez returns home from Comic-Con. He is co-directing this with Ethan Maniquis. I'm sure we'll get some confirmation on this casting soon enough.