New images of Arnold Schwarzenegger in The Last Stand

Also featuring Forest Whitaker

Arnold Schwarzenegger's post-political office acting career is finally coming to fruition, as evidenced by these new images from The Last Stand.

Schwarzenegger will next be seen with his '80s action contemporaries in The Expendables 2, but Last Stand will mark his first lead role since Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines.

A modern western, Last Stand casts Arnie as Sheriff Ray Owens, a man tasked with preventing a drug kingpin from crossing the Mexico border, assisted by his inexperienced staff.

Sounds like it'll be a role requiring the Austrian Oak to do more acting than flexing, which is probably a wise idea at this stage in his career.

What gives this thriller extra bite though, is Korean director Kim Ji-woon (A Tale Of Two Sisters, I Saw The Devil), who should hopefully provide a fresh perspective on a well-trodden genre.

And the cast list is pretty diverse, including Forest Whitaker, Genesis Rodriguez, Eduardo Noriega, Johnny Knoxville and Harry Dean Stanton.

The first image came from USA Today, before Arnie revealed the next on Check 'em out below:

The Last Stand opens in the UK on 25 January 2012.

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    • chrysler

      Aug 4th 2012, 11:49

      is johnny knoxville the go-to guy for sheriff's deputy/ side-kick roles now? I preferred it when he limited his acting to getting hit in the sore area by various household instruments.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 4th 2012, 13:00

      Did Arnie shrink ?

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    • MadMatt

      Aug 4th 2012, 15:54

      Forest Whitaker's a big fella, Ali1748. But yes, people do lose an inch or two in height as they age, don't they?

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    • writerdave87

      Aug 4th 2012, 22:21

      They're apparently exactly the same height so I'm guessing Forest's on a slope. I'm quite looking forward to this and Ten, they sound like my kind of movies.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 5th 2012, 21:18

      Oops didn't realize Arnie was standing next to Forest who yes is a big dude.

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    • EwanMcTeagle

      Aug 6th 2012, 5:44

      The Last Stand opens in the UK on 25 January 2012. So it should be on DVD by now?;)

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    • mrneil

      Aug 6th 2012, 8:07

      HAHA I hope someone else notices the typo...

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