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Mel Gibson joins MACHETE KILLS

Joshua Brunsting

April 24th, 2012

Talk about one hell of an inspired casting choice.

After a week or so of open posturing on the part of Robert Rodriguez in the hopes of nabbing one Mel Gibson for the cast of his upcoming sequel, MACHETE KILLS, the director has appeared to have gotten his man.

Deadline reports that Gibson “is in” for a role in the film, which at this point, is about all we know about his involvement.  The picture follows Machete, played by Danny Trejo, as he is sent to Mexico to end the reign of a cartel leader and his billionaire backer. With Trejo, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez back for the sequel, the film is shaping up to be quite the interesting follow-up to what was an enjoyable, but ultimately empty and vapid bit of genre exercise.

Personally, I love the addition of Gibson, who has always brought a great energy to his performances. Say what you will about the man, but as an actor and filmmaker, very few people are quite as gifted and talented as this troubled icon.  Count me in for this sucker.

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