Acclaimed film director Robert Rodriguez revealed a surprise casting of pop diva Lady Gaga for his next film Machete Kills, the sequel to his successful Machete film, the fake trailer featured in Grindhouse and a spin-off of Spy Kids. The unexpected announcement came via Rodriguez’s Twitter account, which included a poster print of Gaga in character. The full poster can be seen below.
In the poster Gaga is wearing yellow lingerie, nylons and a big necklace. She’s also holding a smoking gun while wrapped in a full body wolf fur, complete with the head. The poster says Lady Gaga as La Chameleon.
Rodriguez wrote: “I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills , she kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!” The Mother Monster also announced the new in her own Twitter release saying “Yes its true, I will be making my debut as an actress ln the amazing MACHETE KILLS BY Robert Rodriguez IM SO EXCITED!!! AH! Filming was insane.”
In Machete Kills, the U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space. As the poster suggests, Gaga will be a killer in the film. Machete Kills features a large cast, including Amber Heard, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Jessica Alba, Cuba Golding Jr. and many more.
Machete Kills won’t be Gaga’s first ever appearance on a screen as she appeared in an uncredited role as an alien on TV monitors in Men In Black 3, as well as in television shows The Simpsons and The Sopranos. Her IMDB profile also shows that she had a part in the 2009 short film The Gospel of Mark for Little Children.