Last week, we reported that Arnold Schwarzenegger would make his acting return in The Last Stand, the action flick from Korean director Ji-woon Kim. Today, Deadline reports that the movie now has an official release date, January 18, 2013.
As of yet, no other casting decisions have been announced. Should Schwarzenegger stay on the project, it would mark his first credited movie role since Around the World in 80 Days in 2004. He was also in last year's The Expendables, but the role was uncredited. More on The Last Stand's cast and plot >> Posted 07.20.11 by reelz
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. read the synopsis >> Posted 07.13.11 by Ryan
In January, Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed that he was planning to return to acting after finishing his last term as California's governor. When Schwarzenegger later separated from his wife, Maria Shriver, after the discovery that he had secretly fathered a love child 10 years ago, he put his acting return on hold, much to the disappointment of director Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer), who was in pre-production on the drama Cry Macho, which was to be Schwarzenegger's first role new acting role. Months after the scandal, Schwarzenegger is ready to test his popularity in a new movie, but not in Cry Macho.
Deadline reports that Schwarzenegger is set to star in Last Stand with director Ji-woon Kim (The Good, the Bad, the Weird). Last Stand puts Schwarzenegger into a Western in a story that's perfect for him, according to what a Lionsgate executive told the website. Banks gets pregnant, Lincoln gets an Ally in congress >> Posted 07.12.11 by Ryan