Sofia Vergara Brings the Heat to 'Machete Kills'

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Pop quiz: Who's the luckiest man on the planet?

If you guessed Robert Rodriguez, you're right. The director has been busy packing the cast of his upcoming sequel to "Machete," aptly titled "Machete Kills," with a smattering of the hottest actresses alive.

According to Variety, "Modern Family"'s sizzling trophy wife, Sofia Vergara, is the latest siren in talks to join this army of femme fatales.

If she inks the deal, Vergara will sidle up alongside Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and (as of only yesterday) Amber Heard. This installment finds Machete (played by the second luckiest man on the planet, Danny Trejo) recruited by the U.S. government to stop an arms dealer (Mel Gibson — shudder) from launching a deadly missile.

Vergara is up for the role of the leather-clad Madame Desdemona, whose band of Mexican harlots have information that Machete needs.

Vergara earned both Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on "Modern Family," so it will be interesting to see if she brings any comedic flair to this action adventure flick — either way, however, just the thought of Vergara leading a band of harlots puts a smile on our face. Something tells us Mr. Rodriguez is smiling too.