Two months after his return from Hollywood to put on hold after a damaging gender scandal, Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to return to the chair.
The ex- action superstar politician turns planned to begin filming the western “The Last Stand” in September, a film industry source said Monday, despite being involved in what could be a divorce his wife, Maria Shriver.
“It’s an old Western specifically designed for a 63 year old guy with a broken moral decision … always need an icon for it,” said an executive of the film industry unnamed web Deadline Hollywood on Monday. Deadline Hollywood for the first time in history, and Schwarzenegger’s participation was also confirmed by Entertainment Weekly.
The representatives of the former “Terminator” star, 63, declined to comment on the reports, as a spokesman for the film studio Lionsgate is behind the film.
But an industry source who requested anonymity confirmed to Reuters that the movie was going as planned with Schwarzenegger in the lead role.
Schwarzenegger said in May that was to stop the discussions for a new “Terminator” movie and all other projects in Hollywood to focus on personal business income after he had a secret son 13 years ago, a housewife with her family.
The wife of former governor of California last week filed for divorce to end their 25 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple has four children.
Schwarzenegger was ridiculed in the media after revealing he had a child out of wedlock had been kept secret from his family until now.
A Lionsgate executive said Schwarzenegger Deadline Hollywood was “still a great piece of news.”
“The Last Stand,” to be directed by Kim Jee-woon South Korea is expected to be released sometime in 2012.
Before the scandal broke housewife in May, Schwarzenegger was also working on a film called “Cry Macho” and has announced plans for the voice of a superhero with a double life in an animated sitcom-style book called “The Governator”.
The production of “The Governator”, was arrested and “Macho Cry” has been put on hold for now.
Schwarzenegger became governor of California for seven years until his second term ended in January. He was last seen on screen in a cameo in the 2010 action film “The Expendables.”