Zoe Saldana is burning rubber for the border.
The "Avatar" beauty is set to join Danny Trejo for the latest adventure of everyone's favorite Mexi-can, "Machete Kills." News of Saldana's casting comes straight from Machete himself, as Trejo mentioned her during an exclusive interview with Moviehole:
"'Machete Kills' is going to be a lot more over-the-top than 'Machete,'" said Trejo. "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."
Well, yes, of course he does. 'cause he's Machete. And say what you will about Robert Rodriguez (and he inspires a lot of talk, after all) — he definitely knows how to gather a pretty amazing ensemble cast, especially when it comes to the lovely ladies.
There's no word yet on what kind of character Zoe Saldana will be playing, but we have a feeling she'll somehow be involved in Machete's latest "roaring rampage of revenge" — an endeavor that Zoe is certainly no stranger to after embarking on one of her own in last summer's "Colombiana."
Production on "Machete Kills" commences in mid-June with a look toward a release date sometime in 2013. Meanwhile, Zoe Saldana will next be seen in "The Words," opening Sept. 21, and will be reprising her role as Uhura in J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel, opening May 17, 2013.