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Avellan twins reload for ‘Machete Kills’

Sisters to reprise roles for Robert Rodriguez's Mexploitation sequel

Robert Rodriguez’s sequel “Machete Kills” is enlisting more girl power for its star-studded ensemble, as the helmer’s twin nieces, Electra and Elise Avellan, are set to reprise their roles from the original Mexploitation movie.

The Avellan sisters will once again be playing bad-ass nurses Mona and Lisa. They join fellow femme fatales Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Amber Heard and Sofia Vergara.

Danny Trejo stars as the titular ex-federale, who’s recruited by the U.S. government to take down a cartel leader and stop an arms dealer (Mel Gibson) from launching a deadly missile. Pic co-stars Demian Bichir and Charlie Sheen as the U.S. president.

A Quick Draw production, “Machete Kills” is being financed by Alexander Rodnyansky, who is producing with Rodriguez. Other producers include Quick Draw’s Aaron Kaufman and Iliana Nikolic, as well as Sergei Bespalov and Rick Schwartz.

The Kyle Ward-scripted sequel is expected to hit theaters some time next year.

The Avellans previously played the Crazy Babysitter Twins in Rodriguez’s “Grindhouse” entry “Planet Terror” as well as Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof.”

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