A Western film project is apparently back on track after being held up by the baby scandal of its venerable action star, former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, reports Deadline.com
Lionsgate’s Last Stand will mark the English-language debut of South Korean director Kim-ji-Woon.
The Governator pulled out of the project in May just before the explosion of his scandal, in which he was accused of fathering a child out of wedlock, leading to a split with wife Maria Shriver.
The movie, a Lionsgate executive told Deadline, is “a property which a zillion directors fell in love with: the good, the bad, the weird. It's an old-fashioned Western specifically designed for a 63-year-old broken-down guy with a moral decision whether Arnold decides to stand up for his town. We always needed an iconic figure for it."
Whether filmgoers will give the Republican star another go remains to be seen. The unnamed exec has no doubts: "I can tell you from The Expendables it was electrifying when Arnold came on. He is still a big piece of news."
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