Arnold Schwarzenegger's Next Film Role Revealed … And It’s Not The Terminator

Yesterday we shared news that folks were attempting to piece together a new Terminator movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Justin Lin (Fast Five). But since that probably won’t get going for a little while (there’s not really a script for it yet, nor a studio deal in place), Arnold is jumping back into big-screen acting with another film first.

Vulture tells us he’ll be starring in Cry Macho, based on the 1975 novel by N. Richard Nash. Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) will direct, with producer Al Ruddy (Million Dollar Baby) looking to pick up some funding at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The hope is for filming to begin later this summer. Cry Macho won’t find Arnold mowing down terrorists with an assortment of automatic weapons as it follows a down-on-his-luck (and money) horse trainer who agrees to kidnap his boss’ 11-year-old son from the guy’s rick Mexican wife in exchange for some retirement money.
Sounds like a spin on the one-last-job-before-retirement story, and Vulture said it was Arnold’s intentions to have his first role be a little meatier and show off his acting chops instead of something silly and action packed. So while we await word on whether this Terminator sequel will ever happen, what do you think about this being Arnold’s first role back on the big screen?
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