Just two months after Arnold Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a love child with his family’s housekeeper, the action star-turned-governor is jumping back into the movies. He’s set to star in a western titled “The Last Stand,” as a small-town border sheriff who battles a Mexican drug cartel,” according to Deadline.
Based on the description by Lionsgate, the project — the English-language debut for director Kim-ji-Woon — is perfect for Schwarzenegger.
“The Last Stand” is “an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town.”
Liam Neeson was initially attached to the film, but Lionsgate thought Schwarzenegger was the man for the job.
“We always needed an iconic figure for it,” said one executive at the studio.
The announcement of his new role comes just a few months after the former California governor said he was taking a break from Hollywood amid revelations of his unfaithfulness with his soon-to-be ex-wife Maria Shriver.
“The Last Stand” is set to begin production this September and will hit theaters next year.
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