Arnie set to make comeback with Western

'The Last Stand' rumoured to be Schwarzenegger's first film since scandal

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to make his big screen comeback with the modern day Western, The Last Stand.

The film will mark Schwarzenegger‘s first starring role since leaving office and his first on-screen presence since his divorce and details of his marital scandal broke.

The Last Stand, to be directed by Kim Jee-Woon, tells the story of a small town sheriff defending his town against a dangerous drug cartel.

A Lionsgate source told Deadline: “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.”

Arnie, most famous for roles in classic films The Terminator, Predator and True Lies, has been the Governor of California for the past 8 years (2003-2011) meaning any film work has been limited to very small roles.

The Last Stand will be director Kim Jee-Woon‘s first English language feature after helming Korean flicks, The Good, The Bad and the Weird and I Saw the Devil.

Arnie‘s last appearance on screen was a cameo in the action flick, The Expendables, for his friend Sylvester Stallone.