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Remember when Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that he was putting his Hollywood comeback on hold when news of his illegitimate love child with one of his maid surfaced? Yeah, well, it’s back on, kids.
The latest update in the Arnold Comeback Tour has the former Governor confirmed to play a broken down lawman in South Korean director Kim Ji-Woon’s Hollywood debut, the modern Western “Last Stand”. Sources said the role is “specifically designed for a 63 year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision…”
“Last Stand” is written by Andrew Knauer, and concerns a drug cartel leader who busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexico border towards freedom, where the only thing in his path is a border town sheriff to be played by Schwarzenegger and his inexperienced staff.
Shooting on “Last Stand” is set for as early as this September for a 2012 release.
Besides “Last Stand”, Schwarzenegger’s also got something ridiculous called “Cry Macho” in the pipe, along with that “Terminator” movie and that equally ridiculous “Governator” property that should really go away. Forever.
Update: Lionsgate has revealed the full plot synopsis for “Last Stand”:
Schwarzenegger will be starring as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.