Veteran actor Edward James Olmos, who recently did a stint on season six of Showtime’s DEXTER has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s MACHETE KILLS.
The film already stars Danny Trejo, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez who all appeared in the first film alongside newcomers Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Mel Gibson and Demian Bichir. 20th Century Fox will distribute.
There is no word yet on what role Olmos has in the film, which just started shooting this week in Heard’s hometown of Austin, Texas but stay tuned. No official release date has been set either but you can expect it to hit theaters sometime next year.
MACHETE KILLS finds the title character (Trejo) recruited by the U.S. Government for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man. Machete must battle his way through Mexico to take down a madman cartel leader and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer (Gibson) who has hatched a plan to spread war across the planet with a weapon in space. Machete takes on an army in an effort to dismantle a plan for global anarchy.