Arnold Schwarzenegger Recommits to Role in New Western Flick

After a scandalous few months, Arnold Schwarzenegger has decided to go back to work as an actor.

The former governor had originally backed out of all his acting projects, after the news broke that he had fathered a child with his family's housekeeper while married to Maria Shriver. But now it seems Schwarzenegger is hoping to get his acting career -- and his life -- back on track.

According to, Arnold has recommitted to the Western film Last Stand, which will be the first English feature by director Kim-ji-Woon. Filming on the flick is set to begin in September, and Schwarzenegger's role sounds like it was made for him.

"It's a property which a zillion directors fell in love with: the good, the bad, the weird," a Lionsgate exec said, oddly, before the love-child scandal broke. "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."

As for whether or not Schwarzenegger's attachment to the project will help or hurt its popularity, movie insiders seem to think Arnold will be a huge draw.

"I can tell you from The Expendables it was electrifying when Arnold came on," another exec said. "He is still a big piece of news."

Well, whether or not people will go see Last Stand, Arnold's bound to get the flick a ton of press. Just imagine how many outlets will be clamoring for the first interview with him.

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