Saturday, May 7, 2011

All guns blazing: Arnold Schwarzenegger ramps up the return to his Hollywood career by announcing another movie

By Jody Thompson

Thumbs up: Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced his role in another movie after confirming his return to the Terminator franchise

Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he's to star in yet another movie as his return to Hollywood progresses after years of concentrating on his political career.

The former Governor of California has revealed he will return to the big screen in Cry Macho, a drama about a down-on-his-luck horse trainer who is hired to kidnap a nine-year-old boy.

Just last week, he also confirmed that he is to make his return in the reboot of the Terminator franchise.

A fifth in the series is currently being developed and Arnie is set to star.

The former California governor turned his back on Hollywood for politics eight years ago when he took office but - at the ripe old age of 63 - has decided to follow in the footsteps of all time action hero Sylvester Stallone, who recently resurrected Rocky and Rambo.

Despite bit parts in films and a recent cameo role in Stallone's The Expendables, Schwarzenegger had committed himself to his political career.

But when the former Mr Universe announced in January that he was stepping down as governor, he also announced that he was considering a future in film.

Filming for Cry Macho, a heart-tugging drama with action movie elements, is set to begin in September, says Hollywood Reporter.

He said he'd be back: Arnie, right, with Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone who starred together last year in The Expendables

Producer Al Ruddy, an Oscar winner for both The Godfather and Million Dollar Baby, has been working on the project for a number of years.

He said: 'Arnold always plays these big muscular guys, but there's a sweetness to Arnold in real life, and we want to bring that sweetness to the screen.'

Schwarzenegger, 63, will play Mike, a horse trainer whose wife and son have died who is hired by a man to kidnap the son, who worth a substantial amount from a trust fund and is living with the man's ex-wife in Mexico.

Mike and the boy then develop a close father-son bond as they head back to the states.

Ruddy added: 'At the end of the movie, I'm hoping audiences will be laughing and crying at the same time.'


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