Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
29 September 2014
Elizabeth Banks And More Join Magic Mike XXL
Donald Glover among the new recruits
Stretch Trailer Introduces The Film's Crazy World
Joe Carnahan's much-delayed latest has a promo
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
London Fields
31 December 2014
More Future Films

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

Charlie Sheen Will Be The President
In Machete Kills, at least

22 June 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Robert Rodriguez (Via Collider)

submit to reddit

His father is still considered among the best – if not the best – fictional US Presidents ever seen, which we guess in a weird, meta sense is why Charlie Sheen has been cast as the leader of the free world. The person responsible for this irresponsible act? Robert Rodriguez, who has added Sheen to Machete Kills.

Hitting Twitter to break the news (which was then picked up by Collider), Rodriguez wrote, “I just cast Charlie Sheen in Machete Kills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…” along with a picture of himself with Sheen.

Which just goes to show that there's no such thing as unemployable in Hollywood if you're sufficiently high-profile (see also: Mel Gibson, who is among the Machete sequel’s cast). We don’t yet know what Sheen will be getting up to as El Prez, but you’ve got to figure Rodriguez has something batshit insane in mind, especially given what tends to happen to people who come into contact with Machete.

With Danny Trejo leading off a cast that includes Sheen, Gibson, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba and Tom Savini, Machete Kills is shooting right now and will hack its way on to our screens next year.


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

Barry Sonnenfeld Attracts The Metal Men
Gold and Lead have been assigned
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

RE: Charlie Sheen Will Be The President
L: st3veebee Yikes he looks awful in that picture, never the ma-sheen forever. e looked worse at the MTV Movie Awards. Train wreck big time. More

Posted by ravagee at 14:44 on 25 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Charlie Sheen Will Be The President
Yikes he looks awful in that picture, never the ma-sheen forever. More

Posted by st3veebee at 10:55 on 25 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Charlie Sheen Will Be The President
That's not funny plissken More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 13:51 on 24 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: Charlie Sheen Will Be The President
President of what...? More

Posted by chris kilby at 13:20 on 24 June 2012 | Report This Post

RE: meh
Correction...YOU want Sin City 2. Who wants another noir talk fest when you can have over the top action? More

Posted by sifter132 at 22:49 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Rodriguez sold out on MACHETE!
The opening was great with the jump cuts and bad quality film stock then it went all clean and polished...least black dynamite had the balls to go all the way...if you want to grow some kahunas...get guttenberg, danson and sellick as a trio of gay assassins trying to lust after machete with a sadistic tone of competing to execute him....plus get burt reynolds in it as cheech marin's baptist with a bazooka brother More

Posted by GALLYMOO at 18:14 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

"You Lookin' For Trouble?...You Came To The RIght Place"
Wow, Robert Rodriguez's Troublemaker Studios really lives up to its moniker with Charlie Sheen AND Mel Gibson in the cast. (He also had wild child Lindsay Lohan in the first one). Who's next? Jimmy Carr??? More

Posted by BenTramer at 15:38 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

Real Man Flick: Machete
This was the most blatant lads film ever made and I cannot wait to see "Machete Kills!", hack and slash ! More

Posted by blue_lion at 14:11 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

meh
Meh...we want Sin City 2...not another Machete crapfest More

Posted by ronniem at 09:27 on 22 June 2012 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Documentaries: What Happened Next
We track down and interview the stars of great non-fiction films

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  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)