Former model and “Modern Family” star Sofía Vergara is the latest marquee name to sign up for Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, a sequel to the director’s 2010 grind-house actioner Machete. The 40-year-old Colombian bombshell joins newcomers Amber Heard, Demian Bichir and Mel Gibson.
Machete Kills finds Machete recruited by the U.S. government to bring down a billionaire arms dealer (Gibson) plotting global warfare with a high-tech space weapon. Vergara will play Madam Desdemona, a leather-clad femme fatale holding info Machete desperately needs.
Returning to the fold are Michelle Rodriguez as rebel leader Shé, Jessica Alba as ICE agent Sartana Rivera and Danny Trejo as former Mexican Federale Machete Cortez. Cameras are set to roll this month in Austin, Texas.
Vergara, best known in the States for her portrayal of sassy trophy wife Gloria Delgado Pritchett on ABC’s “Modern Family,” doesn’t have any genre creds to her name, but she did star in Latin America’s re-imagining of the ABC’s mystery-soap “Desperate Housewives.”
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