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In this Aug. 9, 2009 file photo showing Director Robert Rodriguez posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File) In this Aug. 9, 2009 file photo showing Director Robert Rodriguez posing for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez is no fan of Arizona's controversial new immigration law, and he cut a special trailer of his new action film to make the point.

Fox won't release "Machete" until September, but Rodriguez posted a trailer online Wednesday introduced by star Danny Trejo, who says the clip has "a special Cinco de Mayo message to Arizona."

The two-minute trailer touches on themes of illegal immigration and shows Trejo being tricked by a shady senator, then seeking revenge on the lawmaker. The clip shows Trejo wielding knives and costars Robert DeNiro, Cheech Marin and Lindsay Lohan brandishing high-powered weapons.

Fox spokesman Chris Petrikin says the clip is not a theatrical trailer, but something Rodriguez put together for movie fan site Aintitcool.com to commemorate Cinco de Mayo.

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