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Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete' Announced Cast Line-Up

August 6, 2009 (7:10 am) GMT
Joining Danny Trejo in the cast ensemble of Robert Rodriguez's upcoming film are among others, Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan and Steven Seagal.
Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete' Announced Cast Line-Up

After weeks of speculation, the line of actors joining the cast ensemble of Robert Rodriguez's "" have been revealed. Some big names, including Academy Award-winning actor , "" actress and martial art expert , are among those mentioned in the list, as reported by Variety.

Beside the three stars above, "Machete" will also have "" actress . Cheech Marin, who appeared several times in TV series "", , who is famous for his role in 1980s TV cop series "Miami Vice", and Jeff Fahey, who was featured in Bruce Payne's 2007 film "Messages", will join leading man as well.

Actress has a part in the movie as well after previously being rumored to have a role waiting in the film following director Rodriguez's offer. Prior to this confirmation, the "" star has spread the news herself on August 1. She wrote on her inclusion in the film's cast with a post on her Twitter account, writing "Something was made official today!!!!!!!!!", before providing a link to "Machete" page on IMDB, which listed her in the potential cast ensemble.

"Machete" is reported to start production sometime this week. Robert Rodriguez will team up with Ethan Maniquis to direct the movie. Planned to be released in 2010, "Machete" is an expansion of the fake trailers for Robert Rodriquez and double feature, "". The story centers on a Mexican ex-Federal agent with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer and is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.

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