Crazy Casting Rumours for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete: Robert DeNiro, Jonah Hill, and Steven Seagal?!
Word on the street is that casting has begun for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, the feature film based on the fake trailer he created for Grindhouse a couple of years ago (which is being co-directed by his longtime editor Ethan Maniquis). The movie will obviously star Danny Trejo as the titular blade-wielding madman seeking revenge, but who else might be appearing in this film? Well, according to Bloody Disgusting, there are some surprisingly big names in the mix, which could mean that this won’t be such a b-movie after all!
The first and most surprising name is Robert DeNiro, who is apparently in talks to play Machete’s nemesis, Senator McLaughlin. On top of that, Jonah Hill and Michelle Rodriguez are supposedly being considered for the roles of Julio and Luz respectively. But wait, that’s not all, friends. The Playlist is also reporting that Steven Seagal may have been offered a role in the film! Wow, what an odd assortment of actors. I’m pretty sure we can all agree that it would be great to see DeNiro in a non-comedic villain role, but the mention of Jonah Hill seems a bit odd. At this point you should probably take these rumours with a grain of salt, but that doesn’t stop you from predicting what it might mean for the film. Will a full-length Machete movie actually work? And is it going to be a no-holds-barred action flick or a tongue-in-cheek parody?