With production set to start in the very near future, director Robert Rodriguez is filling out the cast of Machete Kills at a breakneck pace. Today we have word that Amber Heard and Demián Bichir have signed on.

Danny Trejo reprises his title role from Machete, who is hired by the U.S. government to stop a nefarious arms dealer (Mel Gibson) from firing a missile. Amber Heard will play an assassin named Miss San Antonio, although no details were given regarding Demián Bichir's role. Michelle Rodriguez and Jessica Alba also star.

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Robert Rodriguez is directing from his own original screenplay, with shooting scheduled to take place in Austin, Texas, the hometown of both the filmmaker and Amber Heard.