Charlie Sheen cast as president in new film

ctor Charlie Sheen speaks onstage during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, Calif. Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Charlie Sheen speaks onstage during the 2012 MTV Movie Awards held at Gibson Amphitheatre on June 3, 2012 in Universal City, Calif.
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(CBS News) Charlie Sheen may soon have a new role: U.S. president.

The 46-year-old actor has been cast to portray a president in "Machete Kills," the follow-up to director Robert Rodriquez's 2010 action film "Machete."

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Rodriguez announced the news on Twitter:

Sheen re-tweeted the news, and his rep told The Hollywood Reporter that negotiations are under way.

The sequel will feature Danny Trejo as Machete and includes Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Amber Heard, Sofia Vergara and Zoe Saldana.

Due out next year, the film finds the U.S. government trying to stop a cartel leader and an arms dealer who have sent a weapon into space.

Sheen isn't the first actor in his family to portray a president. His father, Martin Sheen, played one for seven seasons on "The West Wing."

Sheen will next be seen in the FX series "Anger Management," which premieres June 28.

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