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Ex-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is settling into his post-political return to acting with gusto. In addition to taking on a bigger role in the Expendables sequel, Schwarzenegger is currently in the midst of filming on The Last Stand, starring Arnie as well Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, and more. Earlier this week the aging action star tweeted a behind-the-scenes shot from the set, featuring him alongside Luis Guzman, Knoxville, and Alexander.
Arnold is dressed for his role as Sheriff Owens, a law man in a small border town. A former LAPD officer, Owens and his fellow cops find themselves dealing with big-city problems when a drug kingpin escapes an FBI prisoner convoy and hightails it for Mexico...which will take him straight through Owens' town. We hadn't heard who anybody other than Scwarzenegger is playing, but based on this picture it looks like Guzman, Knoxville, and Alexander may all be on Team Arnie.
The Last Stand is being helmed by Korean director Jee-woon Kim, known for flicks such as The Good, the Bad, the Weird. At the very least, we'll probably get plenty of solid action beats. The question is, can Arnold pull off the old action-hero magic now that he's 64 years old? Quick cameos in the first Expendables are one thing. Convincing us you can still kick ass is another. Then again, I'm quite certain Clint Eastwood could still kick my ass, and he's 81...
It'll be a while before we see how things turn out, because The Last Stand isn't slated to hit theaters until January 13th, 2013. If you just can't wait that long to have more Arnie in your life, you can see him in The Expendables 2 on August 17th.