Charlie Sheen to Play U.S. President in Robert Rodriguez’s ‘Machete’ Sequel

Charlie Sheen to follow in the family tradition by portraying the nation's chief executive in follow-up to 2010's "Machete"

Last Updated: June 21, 2012 @ 7:45 PM

Charlie Sheen is following in his father's footsteps.

Sheen, whose father, Martin Sheen, famously played U.S. president Jed Bartlet on "The West Wing," will play the nation's chief executive in Robert Rodriguez's upcoming sequel to 2010's "Machete."

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Filmmaker Rodriguez announced the casting on his Twitter account Thursday, writing, "I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon…"

As photographic evidence that the tweet was not some kind of cruel hoax, he included a photo of himself and Sheen together.

Sheen retweeted the message, adding, "My Fellow Americans!"

According to IMDB, the cast also includes Danny Trejo and Michelle Rodriguez from the first film, with Mel Gibson and Amber Heard coming aboard for round two.

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The film is currently scheduled for a 2013 release.

Now the only question is, will President Sheen pack the cabinet with his goddesses?