Any day with two Arnold Schwarzenegger-related stories is a good day. Earlier we reported that The Governator is confirmed to return in The Expendables 2, and now comes word that Peter Stormare is in final negotiations to star as Schwarzenegger’s foe in The Last Stand. Kim Jee-Woon (I Saw the Devil) is set to direct the western which will serve as Schwarzenegger’s return to acting following his sabbatical as Governor. The actor stars as the sheriff of a sleepy town near the Mexican border who is the last line of defense between a drug kingpin on the run and Mexico.
Variety reports that Stormare will play a seasoned war veteran who acts as the main villain’s right hand man. George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) wrote the latest draft of the script. The Last Stand is slated for release on January 18, 2013.