Official Synopsis for The Last Stand Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
07.13.11 by Ryan
This week, body-builder-turned-actor-turned-Governor-turned-actor Arnold Schwarzenegger was cast in his first post-politics (and post-scandal) role in the chase movie The Last Stand with director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird). Lionsgate confirmed the casting with their official announcement about the movie, which was initially written by newcomer Andrew Knauer and rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff (Traitor).
"Arnold Schwarzenegger will bring incredible magnetism to this complex but classic role," said Lionsgate president Joe Drake. "When he came on the screen in The Expendables, it always electrified the audience. In this film, the Sheriff Owens character grapples with some really tough stuff, but ultimately triumphs, and we knew he’d truly elevate this high octane ride."
While it's clear that Schwarzenegger will be playing Sheriff Owens, the rest of the movie's story is explained in the movie's plot.
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.
No release date or other cast members have been announced for The Last Stand. According to Deadline, Schwarzenegger nabbed the role after Liam Neeson left the project due to an already inflated schedule.