Zoe Saldana will star in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills, a sequel to the director’s 2010 grind-house actioner Machete. The Puerto Rican stunner’s casting was made known today in an interview with Machete star Danny Trejo.
He tells Moviehole:
Machete Kills is going to be a lot more over-the-top than Machete. 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.
Machete Kills finds Machete recruited by the U.S. government to bring down a Mexican cartel leader and a billionaire arms dealer plotting global warfare with a high-tech space weapon. Amber Heard, Demian Bichir and Mel Gibson also star.
Saldana is best known for her roles as Lieutenant Nyota Uhurain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek series reboot and as Na’vi babe Neytiri in James Cameron’s Avatar. She also toplined the Luc Besson-produced revenge actioner Colombiana.