Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to Tinseltown was stalled earlier this year after the revelations of his private life, but the Governator appears to be ready for another bash at the big screen.
The ex-California governor is apparently going to “test his post-scandal popularity” by taking a role in a new Western entitled The Last Stand .
A Lionsgate executive says: “It’s 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.
“We always needed an iconic figure for it.”
According to Deadline , Schwarzenegger will play a border sheriff who’s tasked with keeping an escaped drug dealer from crossing the border into Mexico.
Not counting Arnie’s cameo appearance in 2010’s The Expendables (and, frankly, who does?), Stand marks the Austrian oak’s first big movie project in seven years (after 2004’s Around The World In 80 Days ).
With director Kim Ji-Woon having likened his film to a blend o f Die Hard and High Noon , this sounds like a promisingly gung-ho return for Arnie. Thank God he’s back.