Two days ago, we reported on Arnie having chosen to make his post-politics ‘acting’ comeback in The Last Stand, a Western by A Tale Of Two Sisters director Kim Ji-woon. A press release from Lionsgate now reveals more details on the nature of the movie and the character Schwarzenegger will be playing. To quote the release:
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.
Sounds like pretty ideal Arnie material. Hopefully it will also mark a comeback for his tradition of epic one-liners. Altogether now: “Let off some steam, Bennett!”