Arnold Schwarzenegger Returning to Work on ‘Last Stand’

The former governor, who had put his acting career on hold in the aftermath of a sex scandal, is back aboard Lionsgate's project

After putting a hold on all his projects in the wake of his secret love-child scandal, the former governor is ready to get back to work. 

He'll be back … in Lionsgate's action thriller "The Last Stand," TheWrap has confirmed.

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On May 19, Schwarzenegger's lawyer issued a statement saying that Schwarzenegger "is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines."

The statement also said that "all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated" were off "until further notice."

Further notice, apparently has occurred. (As has a divorce filing from wife Maria Shriver.)

TheWrap reported in April that Schwarzenegger had received an offer to star in "The Last Stand," about a small-town sheriff and his inexperienced staff who are all that stand between a drug cartel leader and freedom across the border in Mexico.

Kim Jee-woon ("The Uninvited") will direct. Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmonoff wrote the script. Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing. Mike Drake is executive producer.

Deadline first reported the news.