Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills' to cast Demián Bichir
Published May 3 2012, 14:50 BST | By Mark Langshaw Better Life
is in negotiations to join
The actor will team up with returning cast members Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez in the Robert Rodriguez-helmed sequel,
is also close to adding Mel Gibson
to its cast in the role of a dangerous psychopath
. Bichir's part in the film is yet to be revealed.
starred Robert De Niro, Jessica Alba, and Steven Seagal in supporting roles.
Alba has been linked with a return for the sequel
, while Michelle Williams and Tony Jaa could join the cast as newcomers.
Bichir, who was in contention to play the villain in JJ Abrams's
sequel, will also join the cast of William Friedkin's
as an Israeli operative. He can next be seen on screen in Oliver Stone's
, due for release in September.
is scheduled for release in 2013.
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