Lady Gaga joins cast of Machete Kills

And gets her own poster to boot

Machete Kills has unveiled its latest piece of stunt casting, with global pop diva Lady Gaga set to make her Hollywood debut in Robert Rodriguez's forthcoming sequel.

Rodriguez confirmed the news via Twitter, revealing: "I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!" So at least she's got the thumbs up from the director.

Lady Gaga will play a character known as La Chameleon, and has been given her own character poster to boot, in which she sports a basque / wolfskin combo while clutching a smoking gun. As ever with the Machete films, subtlety is not the order of the day…

Possessing no acting experience whatsoever, Lady Gaga's appointment surely takes the cake for Machete Kills' zaniest casting. No small feat in a film that has also found room for cinematic lost souls, Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson.

Starring Danny Trejo, alongside Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara and Damian Bichir, Machete Kills will open in 2013, with an exact release date to be confirmed. In the meantime, you can check out that Lady Gaga poster in full, below...

What do you reckon to Lady Gaga's casting? Naff stunt, or stroke of genius? Tell us, below!


    • Heisenberg

      Jul 27th 2012, 7:32

      Hate the woman and everything she embodies in popular culture these days, but if she can act, bring it on.

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    • Lampost

      Jul 27th 2012, 11:49

      @Heisenberg it's interesting, my opinion of her is literally the exact opposite of yours, I love her and everything she embodies in pop culture. Anyway, super excited for this film now, Gaga went to stage school and she's proved she's got at least some acting chops in her Marry The Night music video, so I have no doubts she will be amazing. Plus, that poster is all kinds of awesome.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 27th 2012, 17:17

      It's ashame Rodriguez is wasting all these interesting cameos on a sequel no one wants.

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    • ramtinirandost

      Jul 27th 2012, 18:32

      Are you dumb? she does have acting experience. she was in a episode of Sopranos

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 28th 2012, 0:48

      Which episode ?

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    • Lampost

      Jul 28th 2012, 12:24

      @Ali1748 she literally had 1 or 2 lines in it, just search on Youtube for Gaga Sopranos or Stefani Germanotta Sopranos and it should come up

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