Schwarzenegger's "Last Stand"

The former governor will be back on the big screen

By Scott Weber
|  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 8:50 AM PDT
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LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 14: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks onstage during the 16th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at the Hollywood Palladium on January 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is making good on his cliché tagline.

The former governor will be back on the big screen, playing a former Los Angeles Police Officer  turned small-town sheriff in the Western "The Last Stand.''

Filming began Monday in Nevada and New Mexico.

In the film, Schwarzenegger becomes the sheriff of a sleepy small border town who must take on a drug kingpin that escapes an FBI prison and flees for Mexico.

"The Last Stand'' marks Schwarzenegger's first top billing since 2003's "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.''  

Korean director Kim Jee-Woon is helming the film, which also features Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville and "Friday Night Lights''' Zach Gilford. The script is by Andrew Knauer and Jeffrey Nachmanoff.
 

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