Friday June 22, 2012 10:42 pm
Charlie Sheen to Play President in Machete Kills
Charlie Sheen will play the President in Machete Kills.
The 46-year-old actor - who last appeared on the big screen in 2010 comedy Due Date, in which he made a cameo appearance as himself - has been cast to portray the political figure by director Robert Rodriguez, who took to his Twitter account to confirm the news and post a picture of the pair together.
"I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..(sic)" he wrote.
Following the announcement, Charlie later retweeted the message to his 7.5 million followers, adding the phrase "My fellow Americans!"
The former Two and a Half Men star could seek advice on the role from his father Martin Sheen as the 71-year-old actor has previously played John F. Kennedy in miniseries Kennedy - The Presidential Years and fictional Democratic President Josiah Bartlet in TV series The West Wing.
Robert confirmed filming of Machete Kills has already got underway in Austin, Texas, and he revealed further casting details will be coming soon.
Amber Heard is in line to play an assassin in the movie, which will see Cortez aim to stop Mel Gibson's villain from firing a missile, with Michelle and Jessica set to reprise their respective roles of a taco-truck lady and an immigrations officer.
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