Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will be making his return to acting soon. The Associated Press reports that Schwarzenegger has landed a role in the Lionsgate film titled "Last Stand."
It is the first major movie role since Schwarzenegger appeared in "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" back in 2003, though he did have a small cameo appearance in the 2010 summer blockbuster "The Expendables." The movie is reportedly a Western and, according to Deadline.com, will begin shooting in September.
In May, Schwarzenegger asked his talent agency, Creative Artists Agency, to put his pending entertainment projects on hold while he focuses on his personal life.
Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver announced their separation after 25 years of marriage on May 9. On May 17, it was revealed that he had fathered a secret child more than 10 years ago. On Wednesday, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's former housekeeper, was identified by news outlets as the woman with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a son out of wedlock some 14 years ago.
Schwarzenegger has confirmed his infidelity and said in a statement he had apologized to his family. The woman with whom he fathered a son has not commented on the matter.
Shriver, 55, moved out of the couple's mansion near Los Angeles earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger told her he had had an affair with a household staff member who had worked for their family for some 20 years. He did not identify Baena by name. She retired in January.
On July 1, it was reported that Shriver had filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger. She reportedly signed the divorce papers on June 18 and filed them at a Los Angeles court on Friday, July 1, according to court documents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Shriver cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split and is seeking joint legal and physical custody of her and the 63-year-old actor's sons Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13. The two also have two adult daughters, Katherine, 21 and Christina, 19.