Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard join Machete Kills

More ladies for Robert Rodriguez' sequel

Machete Kills, Robert Rodriguez' sequel to Grindhouse trailer-turned-feature Machete, continues to build an intriguing cast, adding Sofia Vergara and Amber Heard to the list.

It seems that Rodriguez hasn't lost his taste for putting hot actresses in fantasy-figure roles, with this pair signing on to play characters that sound knowingly sleazy.

Modern Family (and, erm, The Three Stooges) star Vergara will play Madame Desdemona, a leather-clad brothel owner whose harlots are holding some key information, while Heard (The Rum Diary, Pineapple Express) is on hand to play assassin Miss San Antonio.

If you're panicking that that's there's not enough attractive women here for you, fear not: Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez will be reprising their roles from the original.

Alongside Machete himself, Danny Trejo, the other significant cast member is Mel Gibson, who'll play a villainous arms dealer (as opposed to, y'know, a kindly one). Gibbo's recently had a taste of Mexican-flavoured action in How I Spent My Summer Vacation (AKA Get The Gringo).

Machete Kills is expected to open next year. So is Sin City 2, for that matter…

Tantalised by these casting additions, or do you take objection to these sorts of female roles? Sound off!

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    • Ali1748

      May 5th 2012, 15:55

      I just don't understand why Rodriguez is even bothering to make a sequel to Machete, it was pretty mediocre.

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    • Hadouken76

      May 5th 2012, 16:40

      Hopefully with Genesis Rodriguez as well. Just saw her in Man on a Ledge.. Madre de Dios!

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    • FBSHarrigan

      May 6th 2012, 7:42

      Machete seemed like one of those ideas that was awesome and hilariously funny for a fake trailer but loses its novelty extremely fast when actually made into a film. The trailer felt a lot like a parody of Desperado, which the movie kind of was anyway, but it just was not as awesome as it was in the Grindhouse fake trailers. http://www.videodetective.com/movies/machete/260890

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    • Hadouken76

      May 6th 2012, 9:23

      No Lindsay Lohan? Apparently the last time she visited Mexico, 4 cartels lost a years supply of coke

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    • Heisenberg

      May 6th 2012, 9:25

      .....waits for the torrent of abuse aimed at Hadouken from Lindsay Lohan's No.1 fan (or should that be one and only fan).....

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    • Hadouken76

      May 6th 2012, 13:07

      Lindsay Lohan comments on TF?

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    • marc96

      May 6th 2012, 13:26

      the mummy 3 is more entertaining than the first Machete, thats how you can tell its c**p, i guess its great theres no lindsey lohan & getting to see the lovely Sofia Vergara is a bonus, but definitely not enough of a reason to watch it.... im struggling to think of many quality films Rodriguez has actually done, can definitely count them all on one hand

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    • marc96

      May 7th 2012, 7:54

      @TheKingofCinema first of all i can gurantee to you that you wouldnt have a chance to speak to me like that if we were face to face but i'll let it slide as i've seen so many times what you're like when someone else in the world expresses an opinion so you think i need to f**k off & die because i dont have the same tastes in movies as you? & from your list of robert rodriguez films i only enjoy 5 of them. As for Lindsey Lohan?.. well theres nothing more i need to say i think shes an awful actress but its nice that she has at least one fan... keep up the good work there ""king of cinema"" :D

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    • marc96

      May 7th 2012, 9:35

      firstly what is it that makes me a misogynistic prick? am i not allowed to think that there is a female on planet earth that cannot act? so are there none out there you think cant act in absolute honesty?? (if you're truly honest you would be able to think of some... so does that not make you a misogynistic prick as well?? if you think no then you're a hypocrite) also im 29 so how you much older than me? you're the sort of desrectful hypocrite this world doesnt need, you have to resort to calling me vile, dlckhead, prlck etc all because my opinion is different to yours. Its ME thats not lowering myself to your level by resorting in so much use of profanity

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 11:47

      Dalidab you have the physique of porridge in a sock. If you spoke like that to anyone that wasn't a quadraplegic ten year old, you'd be spitting teeth you psychotic nonce. You seriously need to shut the f**k up about 'misogyny' considering that you've actually made the only misogynistic comments I've ever seen on these boards, about actresses you don't like. You are a horrendous, disgusting, moral cesspit that doesn't even deserve to be thought of as a human being. Please go and stick your head in an oven and benefit the rest of humanity by your demise.

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 11:59

      You're not a 'really nice guy'. You're just a coward who won't dribble his hateful bile to people in public because you know you'd get your a*s kicked. You're a keyboard warrior.

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    • MillerCrosses

      May 7th 2012, 13:34

      Marc96 you really came off as a total tool there, even compared to KoC, maybe you should start posting on TMZ?

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    • marc96

      May 7th 2012, 13:44

      luckily your opinion means squat to me

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 14:39

      Funny that KoC, until you got a backlash for your disgusting homophobic comments about bi people, you didn't actually admit bisexuals existed. You said they were 'disgusting half breeds'. Now you have bi mates? Wow, I wonder if you shared the fact you apparently hated them and thought they were disgusting.

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 14:41

      Also love how Marc 96 responding to someone calling him a 'pathetic piece of s**t' for not liking the (extremely dubious) acting talents of Lyndsey Lohan makes him a 'tool'.

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    • MillerCrosses

      May 7th 2012, 14:55

      Celebrity bashing on a film site to make another poster look bad? A bit tool like yeah, KoC is a peice of s**t, but association doesn't make someone right. What if he said Christian Bale Or Jack Nicholson are great? Now you'd have to hate them too. If you're going to bash through association go to TMZ.

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 15:50

      I think Lindsey Lohan is pretty average as an actress. 'Iconic'? Hardly. She hasn't been any good for years (Mean Girls was the last film I thought she was decent in). I don't judge actresses or actors' merits on whether some bipolar little d*****t from Wakefield likes them or not, I don't see where Marc 96 has trashed 'LiLo' because KoC likes her either.

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    • MillerCrosses

      May 7th 2012, 15:58

      Well I think we should avoid celebrity bashing on a movie site, which only happened because of KoC, the little boys he fancies don't seem to get attacked.

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    • MillerCrosses

      May 7th 2012, 15:58

      Except maybe by KoC himself.

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    • writerdave87

      May 7th 2012, 21:31

      Aye Miller that's a good point, I agree with you. KoC, no-one 'deserves a kicking' for thinking everyone is bi. There have been several major psychological studies that suggests that is in some part true. The main problem I have with you is that you are so ridiculously over-reactionary in your calls for violence and your pornographic obsession with seeing those who disagree with you getting injured and beaten up. You're repulsive. You claim your brother 'kills people'. Have you heard yourself? Violence in real life isn't funny, you psychopath. You are the most sexist, misogynistic, homophobic person on these boards. Just do us all a favour and go away, preferably somewhere where you can get professional help for what seem to be some pretty major psychiatric disorders.

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    • SixStepSamurai

      May 7th 2012, 22:34

      TheKingofCinema, you seriously need some help. Seriously, you do. Kicking someone's teeth in gets you everywhere in life, 100%? Shocking...

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    • MoodyMonkey

      May 8th 2012, 8:33

      The KOC reported. again, for all the good it will do... nasty hateful git that he is.

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    • smellyhands

      May 8th 2012, 16:04

      Is it me or is it impossible to contact TotalFilm.com. I opened the "Contact Us" section down below and all the contact links wont open except for subscriptions. I'm asking because I want to ask them if they could give us an option to block certain users comments completely.

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    • writerdave87

      May 8th 2012, 22:06

      KoC you'd have a hard time kicking the living hell out of my grandmother. She s**ts tougher things than you. Strangely though, I'm not intimidated by a fat little pederast like yourself, or your 'serial killer' brother. You live in a fantasy world. You crave the attention because in the real world you're a sad, lonely little pathetic creep who spends his days indoors fantasising about kids. The fact you're so casual about violence and are so obsessed with it leads me to believe you've never ever seen it in real life. I've experienced it first hand and it's not 'how you get ahead in life'. I've had my head kicked in, and it wasn't by a fat little gay guy from Wakefield, it was by a gang of thugs in Hull that I tried to stop mugging a student. It's not funny, it's not deserved, it's just not in my personality to look the other way. Same reason I find it so difficult to ignore your sexist, racist, homophobic, bigoted, aggressive, paedophillic comments. You should genuinely not be free to walk around in public. I'm tired of this eternal running in circles with you so I'm going to try and avoid commenting on anything related to you from now on.

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 6:19

      Well I wouldn't want my brians beaten into a bloody pump now would I. Stay classy KoC.

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    • trist808

      May 9th 2012, 9:04

      Tenner's in the post @crazyrapeguy :) ... I know several "Brians" and I wouldn't want any of them to be beaten into a bloody pump (how does that work again?). @writerdave87, you have my love and respect and I think you're funny ... although your story in Hull isn't so funny on this occasion. Good for you for standing up and helping someone, even if it cost you personally, not enough people do things like that nowadays and KOC will never understand that. Hell, there is soooooo much he will never understand, ever :)

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    • trist808

      May 9th 2012, 9:06

      Oh and I'm quite looking forward to Machete Kills. The first film was fun and didn't even remotely take itself seriously, more of the same would make me smile for 85mins or so :-)

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    • MoodyMonkey

      May 9th 2012, 10:45

      @Dalidab I've tried to engage in conversation with you before because i honestly did not believe how low you really are. you need to understand that YOU are the only bully on these boards and you need therapy, fast. I used to think you were entertaining but you're just pathetic.

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 12:58

      On a related note, it's surprisingly easy to find the address of someone with as a distinctive a name as Dabion Donaldson living in a place as small as South Elmsall.

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    • MoodyMonkey

      May 9th 2012, 17:36

      One can only hope this is true...

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 19:45

      Dabion Donaldson. Lives in South Elmsall, West Yorkshire, with Leann H Donaldson and Linda Ann Donaldson, post code WF9 (rest of address not on here- I'm not like that). For someone who hopes we never meet him in person, he hasn't half made it easy to find him.

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    • writerdave87

      May 9th 2012, 22:25

      You see I won't do that. I was trying to prove a point. You wilfully go out of your way to upset, p**s off and troll strangers on the internet, while simultaneously making it extremely easy to find you. More to the point, you make it easy to find your house which you share with two family members, who despite having the great misfortune of being related to your worthless carcass, don't deserve your stupidity blowing back on them.

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    • SixStepSamurai

      May 10th 2012, 2:50

      Ha ha ha! He 'respects' that! That's a good one! {-D

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    • writerdave87

      May 10th 2012, 6:17

      You woudn't know the meaning of 'respect' if someone rammed George Galloway up your a**e, but whatever. Your lovely brother? Thought he went around killing people?

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    • MoodyMonkey

      May 10th 2012, 11:44

      If this was shown to say... West Yorkshire Police, then it would need to be investigated no matter how ridiculous it obviously is. unless you are already known to them as a fantasist Dalidab?

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