Update #2: More from Playlist, via EW: Lindsay Lohan involved in Machete
too? EW talked to reps who denied all the “rumors” so far and say the
film is still in development, but that’s laughable, trust us. Also? We
heard that Lohan news too, but couldn’t discuss it, but now that the
cats out of the bag… Yeah, she’s also in discussions (and EW’s source
has also heard the Seagal news too, cue Nikkie Finke? nah…)


Update:
Just got word from Rodrigo Perez over at the Playlist, that not only are the below names rumored, they’re in discussions (although De Niro is the one that’s supposedly the most up in the air at this point), and that it is set to shoot in two weeks.  What’s more, none other than Steven Seagal is also slated to appear as well.  And Rodrigo said he’ll “bank on 3/4 of the [below] names.  Click over to The Playlist for more info.  And again, probably a good idea to keep these on the you-know-what tip.

The Rumor:
Robert De Niro, Jonah Hill and Michelle Rodriguez are joining the cast of Robert Rodriguez’ and Ethan Maniquis’ Grindhouse take-off of Machete

The Source: Mr. Disgusting of Bloody Disgusting.

The Source’s Source: A monster tip that comes from one of regular scoopers who enjoys remaining anonymous.  Mr. Disgusting got a phone call from [their] good pal who tells [them] he has the names of the first four individuals cast in Robert Rodriguez’s Machete feature film.

The Film: Machete (Trejo) is a Mexican
ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day
laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator (De Niro).
The film was teased as a
faux trailer that was directed by Robert Rodriguez in Dimension Films’ Grindhouse, which featured a full-length film from both Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino.

The Extra:
Rodriguez will also be starring as “Luz,” Hill will be playing “Julio.”  Filming is due to start July 29th.

The Link: Bloody Disgusting

The Disclaimer: Even Mr. Disgusting says to chalk this up to rumor until confirmed.  CHUD heartily concurs.

The Tipsters: Paul and Brian.  Gracias jefes.

The Trailer (NSFW):