Pop star draws warm praise from Sin City director after lining up alongside Charlie Sheen and Mel Gibson for Machete sequel
Pop star Lady Gaga is to take an acting role in Robert Rodriguez's forthcoming action romp Machete Kills, the US film-maker has revealed on Twitter.
"I just finished working with @LadyGaga on @MacheteKills," tweeted Rodriguez. "She kicked SO MUCH ASS! Holy Smokes. Blown away!"
The singer becomes the latest entry in an impressive round of stunt casting by the director of Sin City and From Dusk Til Dawn. He has already cast Charlie Sheen as the president of the United States and Mel Gibson as eccentric billionaire arms dealer Luther Voz.
Gaga will play a woman named La Chameleon; in a new character poster for the film, the sequel to 2010's Machete, she sports a classy wolfskin coat (complete with actual wolf's head), a basque and a stylish shooter. The film will once again star Danny Trejo as the former Mexican federale turned ultimate badass, alongside Amber Heard, Jessica Alba, Zoe Saldana, Sofia Vergara and Damian Bichir.
This time round, Machete is recruited by the US president for a mission that, according to the synopsis, "would be impossible for any mortal man". He must battle his way through Mexico to take down a cartel leader, Mendez the Madman (Bechir), who threatens to fire a missile on the US.
According to IMDB, Gaga does have some previous film experience. She appeared in an uncredited role as "Alien on TV Monitors" in Men in Black 3. This would appear to be her first credited role, however.