Arnie: I’ll be back...in September with a new movie
Published 12/07/2011 | 11:06
Former Californian governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to get back into the movie saddle, two months after being shot down because of a sex scandal.
The body-builder turned actor turned politician is preparing to roll in front of the cameras again as shooting for the movie "The Last Stand" is now due to commence in September.
The Western was scheduled for an earlier start date, but Arnie's private life got in the way as he became embroiled in what could be a messy divorce from his wife, Maria Shriver following revelations that he had fathered a child out of wedlock.
The movie is about a an older man with a moral decision to make, a case of art imitating life as the 63-year-old former Terminator star goes to war with the Kennedys over his infidelity.
When approached last week, a spokesman for the star refused to confirm that the actor had agree to play the role. However, yesterday his representative confirmed that a deal was completed just a few days ago and that Schwarzenegger would indeed make his return to acting with the film.
It will be Schwarzenegger's first significant part since - Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - in 2003.
Earlier this year the Austrian born star aborted plans for another "Terminator" blockbuster and all other Hollywood projects after he was forced to admit that he fathered a secret child 13 years ago with his family's housekeeper.
This led to his wife Maria filing for a divorce last week to end their 25 year-old marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have four children together.
“The Last Stand”is to be directed by South Korea's Jee-woon Kim and is due for release some time next year.
The Hollywood legend had been considering a movie called Cry Macho and had plans to voiceover a superhero with a double life in an animated TV comic book style series called The Governator. But the housekeeper scandal put all those projects on hold for the present.
Schwarzenegger was California governor for seven years until his second term ended in January.