Arnold Schwarzenegger Comeback Movie Set
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not letting an ongoing divorce proceeding hold back his acting comeback.
The former California governor is reportedly set to start shooting for his first post-scandal film in September. Reports said Schwarzenegger, 63, will star in the Western movie “The Last Stand,” which film studio Lionsgate is reportedly bankrolling. “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,” a Lionsgate executive reportedly told Deadline.com.
The film had been an on-and-off project and is being pushed as the Hollywood debut of South Korean director Kim Ji-woon, who is known for such South Korean commercial successes as “A Tale of Two Sisters” and “A Bittersweet Life.”
Schwarzenegger’s purported comeback comes two months after his 25-year-marriage to Maria Shriver was rocked by infidelity. The “Terminator” star admitted in May that he fathered a child with longtime household staff Patricia “Patty” Baena, who worked in the Schwarzeneggers’s home for 20 years. Schwarzenegger’s son with Baena is now reportedly 14 years old.