Happy Cinco de Mayo: Arizona's new immigration law just got the pulp treatment from Robert Rodriguez and Danny Trejo.
In honor of the Mexican holiday, Rodriguez cut an alternate trailer to his upcoming film, "Machete," in which actor Danny Trejo offers up the trailer as "a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona" in light of its new immigration law.
Rodriguez (director of "El Mariachi," "Desperado," and "From Dusk Till Dawn") is slated to release "Machete" in September of this year. It's a pulp Western starring Trejo (the imposing actor seemingly custom made to play scary Mexican thugs), who goes on a killing rampage spawned, in part, by U.S. immigration policies.
Trejo plays an illegal immigrant who gets picked up as a day laborer, then hired to kill a U.S. senator. The cast has too many stars to even list in full: DeNiro, Jessica Alba, Lindsay Lohan, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin...it goes on. The film began as a fake trailer included in "Grindhouse."
Here's the AZ-immigration-edition trailer that leaked out today: