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.
Zoe Saldana has signed up for Machete Kills.
The Star Trek actress will appear alongside Sofia Vergara, Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez in the follow-up to 2010 action movie Machete, and Danny Trejo - who is set to reprise his role as blade-wielding Mexican Federale Machete Cortez - can't wait to kiss all three girls in the film.
"The sequel to Machete, Machete Kills is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. We've got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Zoe Saldana - and guess what? I get to kiss all of 'em."
Amber Heard is in line to play an assassin in the motion picture, which will see Michelle and Jessica reprise their roles of a taco-truck lady and an immigrations officer, with Robert Rodriguez returning to direct the project.
The film - which is scheduled to begin shooting in Texas soon - will see Cortez aim to stop Mel Gibson's villain from firing a missile.
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