Charlie Sheen’s career may not have followed a similar path has his father Martin Sheen’s, but the two will soon have a role in common – that of the President of the United States of America. The younger Sheen’s version of the role will undoubtedly be far different from the character his father essayed on The West Wing as he will be playing the President in Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming exploitation film sequel Machete Kills.
Both Rodriquez and Sheen announced the casting today on their respective twitter feeds.
Although his career first started on the big screen, the younger Sheen has been seen more on television over the last several years, first on Spin City and then Two And A Half Men and the new upcoming Anger Management. He did do a small cameo in Oliver Stone’s 2010 Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, returning as his Bud Fox character from Stone’s original Wall Street film from 1987. I have to say that I hated that moment in the film because I think it betrays the ending of the original.
Sheen’s role here is probably not going to be a big one,but it does motivate the plot. As President, he will be the one to order Machete star Danny Trejo to Mexico in order to track down an arms dealer before he can attack the US with a space-based weapon. The film should be in theaters sometime next year.