Director Robert Rodriguez made the announcement yesterday via Twitter, where he wrote, "I just cast Charlie Sheen in #machetekills as the President of the United States! Who better? More soon..." Sheen then retweeted the message, and a rep for the actor confirmed the negotiations to The Hollywood Reporter.
As previously reported, the story follows Machete (Danny Trejo) as he is recruited by the U.S. government to take down a dangerous cartel leader and an arms dealer, who have a weapon in space.
Between Sheen and Mel Gibson, things are really starting to shape up for the grindhouse sequel, which is currently filming in Texas.