Robert Rodriguez wants Lindsay Lohan on board for “Machete”

Following Lindsay Lohan’s initial breakup with Samantha Ronson, there was a lot of talk about Lohan getting her career back on track. While this has yet to be seen, and some filmmakers are nervous about taking a chance on the drama-filled actress, director Robert Rodriguez recently announced that he wants Lilo for his upcoming (and much anticipated) project, Machete.

Ever since Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino teamed up for their Grindhouse double feature, which included zombie flick Planet Terror and (my personal favorite) Death Proof, fans have been waiting patiently for Machete — which is based on a faux trailer that played in between films when Grindhouse was in theaters.

Here it is:

The Machete trailer featured ex-con and actor Danny Trejo, and the film is said to be two hours of the “set-up, double-crossed and left for dead” illegal immigrant who “knows the score, gets the women … and kills the bad guys!”

Hopefully, the movie will have the same throwback action film feeling that the trailer had, and even more hopefully, Lilo will be on board.

At Comic-Con last week, Rodriguez told MTV that Lohan has a part if she wants it : “Lindsay’s cool…There’s actually a cool part in the movie for her — if she takes it.”

With the rest of the rumored cast, Lohan would be a fool to pass this up: Michelle Rodriguez (swoon!) has already been cast and Robert DeNiro may be on board, along with Jonah Hill, from Judd Apatow’s clan.

“We’ve cast nobody but Danny [Trejo] and Michelle Rodriguez, but we’ve sent the script out to a lot of people,” Robert Rodriguez told MTV, who reported that Hill confirmed that he was considering a role. “There are a lot of people we’re sending it to, big names — but nobody that we’ve signed yet.”

As for the plot, this is the plan so far, according to the Internet Movie Database:

Highly skilled Federale Machete is hired by some unsavory types to assassinate a senator. But just as he’s about to take the shot, he notices someone aiming at him and realizes he’s been set up. He barely survives the sniper’s bullet, and is soon out for revenge on his former employers, with the reluctant assistance of his old friend Cheech Marin, who has become a priest and taken a vow of nonviolence. If you hire him to take out the bad guys, make sure the bad guys aren’t you

MTV speculated that Lohan may be cast as the senator’s daughter, and Michelle Rodriguez was reportedly cast as a woman named Luz, though her character description is not yet available.

Whether Lohan is on board or not, I’ll be seeing this movie, and am very much looking forward to the real trailer. I’m nerdy and a total sucker for this stuff, but come on, it’s really cool.

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