London (ANI): Robert De Niro is reportedly set to star in Robert Rodriguez's 'Grindhouse' spin-off. The movie's star cast will reportedly include Jonah Hill and Michelle Rodriguez. The film is based on a fake trailer that appeared before Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's 2007 Grindhouse double-bill.
And after two years, the filmmaker has decided to turn it into a full-length film. A source told movie website Bloody-Disgusting.com that Danny Trejo will reprise his role as Machete, a madman hellbent on revenge, and De Niro will play a senator who double-crosses him.
The filming on the spin-off is scheduled to begin on July 29.
Story first published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 16:51 [IST]