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    July 13, 2011

    ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER CONFIRMS TO THE LASTS STAND

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    After several months been tied to the starring role in Kim Ji-Woon's The Last Stand, yesterday Lionsgate officially announced that the former Californian governor will indeed in for the movie and has released the official press statement through their Twitter status, as picked up by Slash Film. Read for more details after the jump.

    After steeping down from his post as the governor of California, Schwarzenegger has been looking for some projects to kick-start his movie career again after 8 years. He has been lending some hands on the awful looking animation called "The Governator" back then and also in the midst of divorce from his wife Maria Shriver. While, the strongman was embarked in some bad-press limelight, he seems to be on the ride out of it with the brand new movie project in his hand.

    According to the press release by Lionsgate on The Last Stand:

    "Korean action-suspense master Kim Jee-Woon (A TALE OF TWO SISTERS, THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD) will direct the film, which is to be based on a spec script by Andrew Knauer that was subsequently rewritten by Jeffrey Nachmanoff. Lionsgate has domestic and international distribution rights, with the film having pre-sold well in several overseas territories already. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will be producing the film through di Bonaventura Pictures.

    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."

    Unfortunately, no details on the release date and other casting members just yet. We wish Mr Schwarzenegger all the best for his future endeavors.

    [SOURCE: Slash Film]
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