Lady Gaga Joins Eclectic Cast Of Machete Kills

By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS)

If anybody was doubting Robert Rodriguez casting decisions for Machete Kills, they now seem so crazy, that the film may actually work.

The news that the professionally ridiculous Lady Gaga will play a part in the film, alongside Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson, means that this is shaping up to be the cast equivalent of the dirty dozen.

But, while pop star Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) has a reputation as an attention-seeking diva, director Rodriguez was delighted with her performance

He said: “I just finished working with Lady Gaga on Machete Kills, she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!” I know one thing: It sure doesn’t hurt adding more attractive females to an already beautiful cast.”

Of course, when Rodriguez mentioned the beautiful cast members, he was certainly not referring to Mel Gibson, who after years of spending too much time in his own company, has become a grizzled, haggard version of his former self. Indeed, Gibson was a surprise, and somewhat controversial choice to play the role of villainous drug barren, due to his full time addiction to rage, prejudice and religious fanaticism.

Couple that with Charlie Sheen playing the U.S. President, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a cast rap sheet. Of course, in Sheen’s defence he has only ever abused TV execs, hookers, his ex-spouses and himself, while bringing shame upon his fake family name. But aside from that his reputation is still pretty solid.

The film, which is a sequel to the 2010 grindhouse hit Machete, will see the title character Danny Trejo hired by President Sheen to take down overlord Gibson who is threatening the U.S. with nuclear weapons.

Other cast members include Michelle Rodriguez (worse driver than Gibson), Vanessa Hudgens (pornographer) and Jessica Alba (too hot to ever take seriously). Machete Kills is due for release next year.

About Mark Hodge

Mark Hodge is a journalist and copywriter from Glasgow, Scotland. As well as being involved in film festivals in the UK, Mark has also worked as a sports reporter covering soccer matches in his home country. In fact, he even attended the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, helping to document the cultural impact of the event on the city. He also writes for The Huffington Post covering topics such as film, sports and politics.


  1. simon fairhead says:

    While Rodriguez only ever makes the same spaghetti western over and over again, I have to admire his casting choices. He has gone for mad, bad and dangerous to know, and I think the crowds will come, big time, to see this mix up on our screens. Plus actors with wrecked reputations come cheap! Perhaps there are other former big names out there, in need of the Rodriguez/Tarantino rescue package? The remaining, living Charlie’s angels, perhaps? That bloke who played Buck Rogers?

    • Mark Hodge says:

      Hi Simon,

      Totally agree- its pretty ingenious. Should be an interesting watch.

      But, will the film save Gibson’s career? I mean can he control himself long enough for studios to begin to trust him again? I have serious doubts.

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