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Charlie Sheen to Star as U.S. President in 'Machete Kills'

June 22, 2012 (7:24 am) GMT
The 'Anger Management' star is close to land the president role in the upcoming actioner that will bring back Danny Trejo as the titular character.

is close to land a big movie role. The "" star is in talks to play the U.S. President in upcoming action movie "", which is directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Announcing Charlie's casting news was none other than Robert himself. Taking to his Twitter on Thursday, June 21, he wrote, "I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..."

Later on, the former "" actor retweeted Robert's posting. His representative, meanwhile, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the "negotiations are taking place."

By taking the president role, Charlie will follow the footsteps of his father who is famous for playing the commander-in-chief on NBC's "The West Wing". He joins the movie's cast along with the likes of , , , , and .

"Machete Kills" is currently filming in Austin, Texas. In the sequel to 2010's "", Machete is called upon by the U.S. government to stop a cartel leader and an arms dealer who owns weapon in space. The actioner, which is written by Kyle Ward, is projected to hit the U.S. theaters sometime in 2013.

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