Machete Dream Cast Confirmed: Rodriguez Giving Stallone a Run for his Money?


A few weeks back we reported on a number of tantalizing casting rumours for Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming Machete feature film (based on the Grindhouse trailer starring Danny Trejo). To be honest, I didn’t really believe many of them, especially since they seemed to come from a number of different sources all at once. But hey, every now and then, something you read on the internet turns out to be true!

In this case, Variety has indirectly confirmed the line-up for the film, which sounds pretty spectacular to me (in a no-holds-barred action b-movie kind of way). In the midst of a piece on Overnight Productions, they casually drop word that Machete has started shooting this week, and that “Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Steven Seagal, Lindsay Lohan, Cheech Marin, Don Johnson and Jeff Fahey play supporting roles”.

Okay, so no mention of Jonah Hill, but DeNiro, Rodriguez and Seagal are all in, plus La Lohan, Cheech, and… Don Johnson?!! I think Sylvester Stallone’s The Expendables might have some competition when it comes to bad ass/old school/weirdo casting. I have no idea what to expect from this movie, and while it probably will be another quick-and-dirty Rodriguez production, I think there’s plenty of reason to be excited. What do you think, is Machete going to rule, or is it going to come off nothing more than a gimmick?

  • Matt Keith

    This film looks like its going to be awesome, but having Lohan and Alba in the film is enough to make me want to avoid it.

  • Captain N

    Wasnt this supposed to be a direct to DVD thing? That cast doesnt exactly strike me as a direct to DVD cast. Did this thing get switched to a theater release?

  • Captain N

    Let me clarify the direct to DVD cast. De Niro isnt direct to DVD. The rest are. For the most part.

  • jeff matt

    FUCK YES THIS SOUNDS AMAZING. Perfect cast, and whats wrong with lohan? just cuz the media is an asshole to her doesnt mean you have to dislike her too. I think shes hot as hell and im glad rodriguez could round up the cast he did, they are all only involved for one reason: ROBERY RODRIGUEZ. This is going to be a instant classic! Ill be there opening night and ill have the poster on my wall. Fuck yeh MACHETE!

  • I agree she is hot, but her acting is just horrible, in fact I consider her and Alba worse than Megan Fox when it comes to acting.

  • This should be awesome! Did any one see lohan on Saturday Night Live several years back, she was great. I think she can do this film the way it is supposed to be done.

    @Captain N, there is no way this is direct to DVD. It is scheduled for theatrical release next year.

    It will be awesome!

  • Spider

    Awesome! Great to see Steven Seagal get another chance at the mainstream after turning down Stallone’s “The Expendables”.Time for the ‘real’ action heroes to return to form.

  • I can’t stand Alba. In full agreement there. But, she is a pretty face and pretty faces usually fill seats. She is also a name, also known for packing seats. Hopefully she doesn’t have much dialogue.

  • Ian

    There is plenty of room for both of these movies. I mean think of how many great movies there are.

  • Colin

    More fake trailers, please.

  • R

    Tired of comments that bloggers are “glad to see Fahey find work”. He probably works more than anyone else on that cast. Nobody takes notice because he is so good at what he does. Lindsey Lohan? Blech.

  • Derek

    It’s about time they started workin on this flick.
    When I first saw the trailer to The Double Feature film,
    GrindHouse, I thought those scenes of Danny Trejo was part of the movie, which made me really wanna see it.
    I can’t Fuckin wait.

    And it’s about time Segal decided to be in something smart.