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Arnold Schwarzenegger saddles up for The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Story by Jack Foley

ARNOLD Schwarzenegger is reportedly saddling up for his big screen comeback in a contemporary Western called The Last Stand.

Just months after announcing that he was putting all of his Hollywood projects on hold due to personal revelations involving the fathering of a child with his housekeeper and the break-up of his marriage, Arnie has decided to change his mind and press ahead with his film comeback.

The Last Stand marks the English-language debut of Korean director Jee-woon Kim (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and will find Schwarzenegger playing a small-town border sheriff battling a Mexican drug cartel.

Shooting is due to begin in September with a view to releasing the film next year.

Schwarzenegger is also attached to play a horse trainer in the drama Cry Macho and has also held discussions with director Justin Lin (Fast Five) about a potential fifth installment in the Terminator franchise.

Both of these latter projects will take a back seat to The Last Stand, according to several American movie magazines, as all eyes look to see whether audiences will embrace his big screen return.

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