Mel Gibson & Michelle Williams Wanted for Roles in 'Machete Kills'?

April 13, 2012
Source: Deadline

Mel Gibson

Yesterday one of the big stories that had fans breathing a sigh of relief and throwing their fists of triumph in the air was the official news that production was beginning on Sin City: A Dame to Kill For from Robert Rodiriguez and Frank Miller. Casting is slated to begin next week with most of the original cast said to return, but when Deadline revealed the press release, they also made an off-handed remark about some casting for Rodriguez's other sequel in development Machete Kills. In addition to Danny Trejo returning in the title role, apparently Michelle Williams and Mel Gibson are wanted for a couple unknown roles.

They don't mention anything other than that Rodriguez is eyeing both the actors for a couple of roles. Gibson would be a fun addition to the genre film, but considering his public profile lately (he's in another spat with a collaborator about racists remarks) I doubt he'd be able to play a role like De Niro's from the first film without more than a little controversy. Of course, Lindsay Lohan booked a gig in the first one amidst all her scandals, and it would likely only help the press for the movie anyway.

All we know about the sequel so far is it will follow Machete beingrecruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. The bad-ass Mexican must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy. Gibson would be a great villain in this scenario, but I'm not sure if Williams is into roles in silly films like this. Stay tuned for more.

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I love Mel, I'll watch him in whatever part he decides to take.

Guest on Apr 13, 2012


As long as that fucking lunatic Joe Eszterhas has nothing to do with the screenplay I'm in.

Hattori Hanzo on Apr 13, 2012


Mel Gibson is a good actor but a fucking train wreck of a human being

C.Murder on Apr 13, 2012


Wow! That would be awesome to have Mel Gibson in Matchete kills!! I really hope it works out! Wasn't it supposed to start shooting in April? 

Moutchy on Apr 13, 2012


I so want to see Gibson in a role like this. Would be great... Also can't wait for Get the Gringo and find it SO interesting how all these new allegations come out just as that movie is about to be released. Typical Hollywood BS. Sometimes I wished I didn't love movies as much as I did. 

Scott on Apr 13, 2012


No way Williams dose this.

happy camper on Apr 13, 2012


I'm suprised it was even a consideration.

Guest on Apr 14, 2012


Gibson in a Rodriguez flick? Yes please!

grimjob on Apr 13, 2012


Why why why such great director like Mel Gibson doesn't directing any project and does focus on acting???? Braveheart/passion of christ/apocalypto were totally pure masterpiece! He make this 3film directing and one better than other! He is mega director! Every 3movie was dream to me! I dreamed about braveheart I dreamed about Christ and I dreamed about apocalypto! Mel Gibson is far far away director! His is miracle for me! Then why he focusing on this acts and roles! He ruin himself! His ages passed away and he getting old and I am very sad for this! I hear that he work on "Vikings" project and I just Wana die from happiness but he want act in machete kill! With dany trejo! What pity... Please take back on chair man!!!!!

Ehsan Davodi on Apr 14, 2012


Wasn't Passion of the Christ that faux snuff film ??

Japetto on Apr 15, 2012


That would be so great!

Davide Coppola on Apr 14, 2012


That would be awesome! Gibson would ROCK!

Spider on Apr 14, 2012

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