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Schwarzenegger's "Last Stand"

The former governor will be back on the big screen



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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.

    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.