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Arnold Schwarzenegger Lands His First Post-Governator Role

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 5, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | May 5, 2011 |

The machine from the future sent back in time to destroy California has officially landed his first post-political career movie role. Arnie will play the lead in Cry Macho, based on the 1975 novel by the late N. Richard Nash. He’ll play a horse breeder who won the Kentucky Derby. But after his wife and child are killed, he turns to kidnapping. Brad Furman The Lincoln Lawyer) will direct, and Schwarzenegger will receive $12.5 million as well as a percentage of the gross, an impressive take for man who it seemed like went into politics in part because his movie career had stalled. The project will be shopped around at Cannes. The action star is also attached to a fifth Terminator movie, which is still pending financing. (Deadline)

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