Arnold Schwarz enegger supposedly put his Hollywood career on hold to save his marriage. But with his 25-year union with Maria Shriver beyond repair, he’s heading back to the silver screen in an aptly titled movie.
With a divorce in the works two months after a damaging sex scandal, involving the household maid and a love child, Arnold is set to star in a Western entitled “The Last Stand.”
Filming will start in September, a source told Deadline Hollywood. He was last seen on screen in a cameo role in the 2010 action movie “The Expendables.”
Apparently, Arnold’s multiple affairs and sordid romance with maid Maria Baena isn’t a career-ender after all.
“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,” an unnamed movie executive told industry web site.
Lionsgate film studio is backing the movie.
Schwarzenegger said he was putting his Hollywood career on hold to focus on repairing his marriage. But since then the couple has entered divorce proceedings.
Maria has purchased her own $10 million mansion in the same Brentwood neighborhood as the current family home so she can remain close to children Christoper and Patrick.
The couple have four children together.
The movie appears to be an attempt to capitalize on the break up. Schwarzenegger is “still a big piece of news,” a Lionsgate executive told the Web site.
“The Last Stand”, to be directed by South Korea’s Jee-woon Kim is expected to be released some time in 2012
Schwarzenegger was California governor for seven years; his second term ended in January.