Following a short delay when his marriage exploded amidst revelations of a love child, Arnold Schwarzenegger is now officially back in the movie fold. He recently shot a beefed up role in The Expendables 2 and now Lionsgate has announced the start of production on his full-on comeback movie, The Last Stand.
Lionsgate’s press releases also say that along with the previously announced likes of Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights), Jaimie Alexander (Thor), Eduardo Noriega (Open Your Eyes) and Peter Stormare (Fargo, The Big Lebowski), the movie will also feature Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Luis Guzmán (Carlito’s Way, Boogie Nights), Rodrigo Santoro (Che, I Love You Phillip Morris), Johnny Knoxville (The Jackass films), and Harry Dean Stanton (Alien, The Green Mile). It’s a pretty impressive cast.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘Korean helmer Jee-woon Kim (A Tale of Two Sisters, The Good, The Bad, The Weird)directs, with Schwarzenegger 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. Following a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, a notorious, wanted drug kingpin 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 the 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.’
The movie’s due out January 2013, so we’ll have to wait a while to see Arnie in action!
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