Robert Rodriguez is in the midst of filming the sequel to cult-favorite Machete (you remember, the movie that began as a trailer shown as part of the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse twin-bill.).
For the new film, Machete Kills, which again stars Danny Trejo as Machete Cortez, Rodriguez has just announced (via Twitter) what, on the surface, sounds like a head-scratching, “huh?” inducing bit of stunt casting: Lady Gaga will be making her feature film debut as La Chameleon.
Sound ridiculous, yes? Until, that is, you take a look at her character poster below:
Kind of makes sense now, doesn’t it?
Machete Kills, in which the U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space (no, I did not make that up), also stars Jessica Alba, Demian Bichir, Michelle Rodriguez, Alexa Vega, Zoe Saldana, Mel Gibson, Vanessa Hudgens, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Cuba Gooding, Jr, Edward James Olmos and Charlie Sheen . We’ll keep you posted on release dates.