After Arnold Schwarzenegger tweeted a photo from The Expendables 2 set last week, it was clear the man was thrilled to be back in the movie business. Now, Schwarzenegger must be beside himself because he has started filming on a movie where he’s the headliner. The Last Stand's production has commenced.
Lionsgate made the announcement that principal photography had begun on the Western that stars Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Henry Dean Stanton, Jaimie Alexander, Zach Gilford and Luis Guzman.
The shoot will take place over the next few months in locations across New Mexico and Nevada. Kim Jee-Woon, Korean action thriller master director, is helming the project.
Lionsgate also released a synopsis for The Last Stand:
Schwarzenegger stars as Sheriff Owens, a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction after leaving his LAPD post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was crippled. After a spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the hemisphere is hurtling toward the border at 200 mph in a specially outfitted car with a hostage and a fierce army of gang members. He is headed, it turns out, straight for Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement will have their last opportunity to make a stand and intercept him before he slips across the border forever. At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately accepts responsibility for one of the most daring face offs in cinema history.