Sure, most of TMZ’s stories revolve around rappers getting busting for one thing or another and the latest exploits of the Kardashians, but when we saw this latest news about Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills and the name under which Charlie Sheen is being credited, well, we just had to share!
Per the tabloid, Sheen has apparently decided he’s too Caucasian to star in the new Machete film so he’s channeling his Latino roots and changing his name back to Carlos Estevez… at least for now. TMZ obtained the below screengrab from the upcoming flick that shows Sheen will use his birth name, the first time in his professional career he won’t be billed as Charlie Sheen.
Sheen’s dad, Martin, was born Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estevez but never changed it legally, passing “Estevez” on to all four of his kids, including, of course, Emilio, who has retained the family name throughout his career.
Open Road Films will release Machete Kills – directed by Robert Rodriguez (Machete, Sin City, Spy Kids franchise) from a screenplay by Kyle Ward and based on a story by Marcel Rodriguez and Robert Rodriguez – on September 13, 2013. The film stars Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Carlos Estevez/Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror, and Mel Gibson.
In Machete Kills, Danny Trejo returns as ex-Federale agent Machete, who is recruited by the President of the United States for a mission which would be impossible for any mortal man – he must take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.
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