Schwarzenegger Will Show Off Famous Acting Ability in 'Cry Macho'

April 29, 2011

Arnold will be returning to the Terminator series soon enough, but before he gets back to reminding us that his acting style is best presented as the emoting of a flesh-covered robot, it seems Schwarzenegger is going to first show us a dramatic side I'm largely unfamiliar with. Wanting to "utilize some acting muscles for his return to the big screen"--once again flexing the thespian thew that once so solemnly convinced us that he was a burly, pregnant scientist seemingly shocked at his developing womb--he'll first star in Cry Macho, a film from producer Al Ruddy and The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman that, despite it's title, won't be a callback to The Governator's co-opted hatred of girlie men. Based on a novel from N. Richard Nash, who adapted his own screenplay prior to his death, the film is apparently a reasonably serious drama, in which Arnold:

will play a damaged-goods horse trainer who's just been ignominiously put out to pasture by his feckless boss. In exchange for some retirement money, the broken -- and broke -- horseman agrees to kidnap the boss's 11-year-old son from his rich Mexican ex-wife. Things take an unexpected turn, however, when the ex-wife is all too glad to be rid of her juvenile delinquent.

THEN Arnold has to take care of the bratty kid, AND fight off bad guys, AND ride a horse, all Last Action Hero-meets-Dutch-style! Right?

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