Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Want To Be An Empire Journalist?
We're looking for reporters for the BFI London Film Festival
Movie News

02 October 2015
Final Spectre Trailer Flies In
''I came here to kill you...''
First Image From The New Bridget Jones
Renée Zellweger gets technical
Empire Podcast 181: Anne Hathaway And Robert De Niro
The Intern stars stop by for a chat
Sony Plans An Animated Ghostbusters Film
Toon you gonna call?
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Has A New Role In Sight
He's attached to the thriller pitch
More Movie News

30 September 2015
First Image Of Andrew Garfield In Hacksaw Ridge
Mel Gibson's new war drama starts filming
More Movie News

Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Bullet (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Dom Hemingway (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Demian Bichir Up For Machete Kills
And William Friedkin's thriller Trapped

03 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Demian Bichir Up For Machete Kills

How do you go about following a nuanced, Oscar-nominated performance in a sensitive drama about the struggles of immigrants? If you’re A Better Life’s Demian Bichir, it appears you switch tracks for a madcap exploit-o-thon and an indie thriller, as he’s now lining up roles in Machete Kills and William Friedkin’s Trapped.

A Better Life has made doors swing open for the actor, and he’s clearly aiming to keep making a wide range of movies. There’s no word on exactly who he’d be playing in the Machete sequel, but given Robert Rodriguez’ OTT style on the first film, we doubt it’ll be subtle. He’ll feature alongside returning cast members Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez (who locked in her deal yesterday) and new arrival Mel Gibson, who is playing a dangerous lunatic (insert your own joke here). Bichir is set to film his role next month.

Bichir will then have some time to squeeze in other work before reporting early next year to the set of Trapped, which finds him playing an Israeli operative. But we’ll have to wait for other details to leak out on that one.

More intriguingly, Variety’s report also drops mention of Bichir having been in contention for Star Trek 2, with JJ Abrams seriously considering him as the villain now played by Benedict Cumberbatch. The scheduling apparently didn’t work out on that one, with Bichir committed to stage work in Mexico. Still, it lends yet more credence to word that the film’s big bad will indeed prove to be the person that rumours pointed to back when Benicio Del Toro was also in contention. Ahem. We'll say no more.

Bichir will next be seen in Oliver Stone’s drug drama Savages, which hits our screens on September 28.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Takashi Shimizu Is Scared Of The Dark
Cast announced for new US/J-horror
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!

Your Comments

'Big bad' again. So naff. More

Posted by Nicky C at 09:12 on 03 May 2012 | Report This Post

Jessica Chastain On The Martian
On becoming an astronaut and rescuing Matt Damon AGAIN

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

Hallowed Ground: Folk Horror In British Film
Ten tales from our island's dark past

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

Licence Denied: The Bond Themes You Didn't Get To Hear
A dozen of 007's greatest misses

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)