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No Lindsay Lohan at Machete Premiere

Posted by on August 26, 2010 at 7:04 PM EST

machete-movie-premiereNo Lindsay Lohan at Machete Premiere  party Wednesday night.

It was a big day for Lindsay Lohan and a huge night for Machete. Sadly, the two spent them apart. As Lindsay quietly exited rehab, grabbed some McDonalds and hung out with friends and family, while the stars of Machete partied the night away.

What started out as a spoof for the movie Grindhouse, Machete has become a much anticipated summer movie. When Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up to release their double feature homage to B Movies Grindhouse, they filled the space between the two movies with spoof trailers for other films. They directed a few of the trailers and asked friends to direct others. Now one of those trailers has actually come to life as Machete.

Rodriguez says he initially wrote the script for Machete back in 1993 right after his breakout hit Desperado. Rodriguez assembled an all-star cast of motley characters and actors to surround stars Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo,
and Jeff Fahey including Steven Segal, Michele Rodriguez, Jessica Alba, Robert DeNiro and Lindsay Lohan.

Lohan shot her scenes in three days and has received good word of mouth for her performance. But as the buzz around her performance in Machete grew, Lindsay Lohan‘s life spun out of control. After a much publicized court appearance, Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail and another 90 days in rehab. She served 13 days in jail and completed 22 days of drug treatment. She was released after a judge ruled that she would not have to serve the full 90 days at the discretion of the counselors at the UCLA treatment facility.

There are two schools of thought about Machete. Some say it will be a fun, campy, action packed summer movie. Others say it is just too over-the-top and ridiculous to find a large audience. Whichever ends up being true, one thing is for sure. Lindsay Lohan is betting that her small role will put her back in the minds of casting directors everywhere and that this movie, along with her completed jail and rehab stints, can help put her back on the map of Hollywood’s hot young actresses.



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