Arnold Schwarzenegger will return to Hollywood in the forthcoming western 'The Last Stand', despite becoming embroiled in a messy divorce from wife Maria Shriver. Two months after putting his acting return on hold, Schwarzenegger has signed up to begin shooting the movie in September, according to Deadline.com.
An unnamed movie executive confirmed Arnold's involvement in the project, saying, "It's an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63 year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision...We always needed an iconic figure for it". Representatives for the action star-turned-politician have so far declined to comment on the movie, as did a spokesman for Lionsgate studio. 'The Last Stand', is to be directed by South Korea's Jee-woon Kim, best known for his horror flick 'A Tale of Two Sisters'. Schwarzenegger reportedly halted discussions about a return to the 'Terminator' franchise following allegations concerning his personal life in May. The revelations also delayed production on an animated television comic-book style series titled 'The Governator' and the action movie 'Cry MACho'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the Governor of California for seven years until his second term came to an end in 2010 amidst dwindling popularity in the polls. His last movie role came when he made a cameo role in Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables'.