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?