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Gaga goes gaga filming Machete

Published time: July 27, 2012 12:07
Edited time: July 27, 2012 16:07
U.S. singer Lady Gaga (Reuters/Sukree Sukplang)

U.S. singer Lady Gaga (Reuters/Sukree Sukplang)

The Fame Monster Lady Gaga has finally tried her hand at cinema. The flamboyant songstress has played her debut role in the latest action adventure Machete Kills, produced by Russian film guru Aleksandr Rodnyansky.

­“I'm so excited! Ah! Filming was insane,” Gaga wrote on her Twitter page.  

“Holy Smokes. Blown away!” Desperado director Robert Rodriguez, wrapped up, singing praises to the Poker Face star.

The sequel of the 2010 film focuses on Machete, recruited by the US government to take down two villains determined to spread war across the whole planet.

With a budget of only about $15 million, the movie boasts an all-star cast including Robert de Niro, Michelle Rodrigez, Lindsay Lohan, Jessica Alba and Danny Trejo.

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It’s not the first Hollywood project for the Russian producer, Rodnyansky. Last year he co-produced the latest drama from Hollywood bad boy Billy Bob Thornton, Jayne Mansfield’s Car.

Together with US Media Talent Group, Rodnyansky recently set up a $120-million investment fund to produce movies for the American market.