Modern Family star Sofía Vergara is in negotiations to join the action sequel Machete Kills for director Robert Rodriguez.

The actress will portray Madame Desdemona, a leather-clad mistress whose harlots have information for Machete (Danny Trejo). She joins a growing cast which also includes Mel Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Amber Heard, and Demián Bichir.

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Robert Rodriguez is directing from his own original screenplay. Production is scheduled to begin very soon in Austin, Texas.