Photo: Arnold as Sheriff Arpaio
The former California Governor is making a Hollywood comeback, with a film that is equal parts Joe Arpaio, High Noon and Terminator.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has risen from the ashes of his indiscretions and subsequent scandals and is making his Hollywood comeback as Sheriff Ray Owens, in the Jee-woon Kim film “Last Stand.”
Arnold revealed this week that the film has started shooting via his Twitter account: “Fantastic first day on the set of “The Last Stand, Big thanks to the crew—keep up the great work.”
“The Last Stand” also features Jaimie Alexander and Luis Guzmán, as well as Forest Whitaker and Johnny Knoxville.
Arnold plays a former LAPD officer struggling after a botched operation that left his partner crippled, packs up and moves to a border town to embrace the “Hardened Sheriff With the Inexperienced Staff” archetype of every other western film.
When a drug cartel kingpin pulls off a spectacular escape from a courthouse and heads to the Mexico border… Sheriff Arnold will be there, waiting in the sleepy border town of Sommerton Junction, all weak and insecure at first, thinking he’ll botch it all like back in LA earlier in the movie. but then Sheriff Ray will make the “Last Stand” and save the day- Usual Arnie!
IMBD lists “Last Stand” as to be released in 2013.