Mel Gibson up for 'Machete Kills'
The 56-year-old Oscar winner is in negotiations for a supporting role in Robert Rodriguez's sequel to 2010's Machete, in which Danny Trejo will reprise his as the blade-wielding Mexican Federale Machete Cortez.
Gibson is expected to take up his role in the film as he prepares to release Get the Gringo, which he co-wrote, produced, financed and stars in.
According to Deadline, My Week with Marilyn actress Michelle Williams has also been linked to the project, which Rodriguez will attempt to juggle between directing Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For.
Rodriguez told The Hollywood Reporter: "Currently I am directing [Machete Kills], but we're checking to see if there's going to be the need for another director if I have to go off and do Sin City.
"I wasn't sure what the timing on Sin City was or if I would have to step off to do Sin City at a certain point, depending on when Machete went. But Machete looks like it's going to go pretty quickly so it's possible that I will direct the whole thing.
"There's so much of it that I want to direct I'll probably end up directing the whole thing. But if I have to step off, I'm going to try and shoot all of the actors and all of the main sequences.
"But it's such a fun movie, and it just came out even more fun than I could have imagined. I feel like I really need to do it.
"It's so subjective I feel like I really need to get in there and do it. It's just a lot of fun; it's a really cool concept, and I think it takes it to another level in a way that's compelling for me to go and do it myself."