LOS ANGELES, Calif.. – Arnold Schwarzenegger the actor and former California governor must appear in the credits of a film produced by Lionsgate on “The Last Stand” in which he plays the sheriff of a frontier town who finds himself unwittingly dealing with a drug dealer on the run.
On Tuesday Joe Drake, President of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group said that Schwarzenegger “will bring an incredible magnetism” to his character Sheriff Owens.
This role represents the largest commitment to the cinema to Schwarzenegger from “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” in 2003. The former governor had also made an appearance last year in “The Expendables” directed by Sylvester Stallone.
According to Mr. Drake, the provision of Schwarzenegger in the latter film had “electrified the public.” He hopes that the star of action films will become a politician at the same energy that modern western is “The Last Stand”.
The film will be directed by Korean Kim Jee-woon to whom we owe including “The Good, the Bad and the Weird” (2008) and “I Saw the Devil” (2010). No release date or the start of filming, however, has been announced. Tuesday, the actor’s agent, Daniel Ketchell, confirmed that “Schwarzenegger” turn in “Last Stand”, without providing details.
In May, Schwarzenegger had announced to hold all its projects to the movies or on television, following reports that he had a son born out of wedlock with a domestic worker.
The actor lived for several months separated from his wife Maria Shriver. The latter launched in early July for divorce after 25 years of marriage to a court in Los Angeles.