Jaimie Alexander kicks ass with the best of them in Kim Jee-woon’s The Last Stand. Playing the Sheriff deputy Sarah Torrance, Alexander mixes it up with the boys and gets in on the gun fights and the stunts as their over-powered team attempts to prevent a ruthless drug lord and his well-armed militia from crossing the border. In a recent video interview, Alexander talked about doing her own stunts, working with action star Arnold Schwarzenegger, revealed her favorite weapon and even teased fans about her character’s involvement in Thor: The Dark World.
Also starring Johnny Knoxville, Luis Guzman, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Zack Gilford and Peter Stormare, The Last Stand opens January 18th. Hit the jump to watch our video interview with Alexander.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Last Stand:
After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy.
With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow. Cortez’ path: straight through Summerton Junction, where the whole of the U.S. law enforcement, including Agent John Bannister (Forest Whitaker) will have their final opportunity to intercept him before the violent fugitive slips across the border forever.
At first reluctant to become involved, and then counted out because of the perceived ineptitude of his small town force, Owens ultimately rallies his team and takes the matter into his own hands, setting the stage for a classic showdown.