Arnold Schwarzenegger to Star in Action Thriller Breakout
Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to make his return to the big screen in the upcoming action thriller Breakout, according to a recent report from Deadline.
Breakout will be directed by Scott Waugh (The Expendables 4) and will see the veteran action movie star play a character named Terry Reynolds.
“When his stepson, Daniel, is framed and sentenced to 25 years in a foreign country, Reynolds makes a daring jailbreak to save him and must overcome an overzealous prison warden in a race against time to avoid capture and flee the country,” reads the official logline for the film.
Production on the film is set to begin sometime later this year in Eastern Europe, from a screenplay written by Richard D’Ovidio (The Last Frontier, The Call). Breakout will also be produced by Anton and Off The Pier Productions, with no other official casting or release information available as of yet.
This will be Schwarzenegger’s first film acting role in four years, with the legend’s last role coming in 2019’s Terminator: Dark Fate. Schwarzenegger is set to star in the upcoming Netflix spy adventure series FUBAR, as well as appear in Kung Fury 2, the sequel to the 2015 cult classic featurette Kung Fury, which is slated to release sometime this year.
Schwarzenegger has also been in talks to appear in the planned sequel to the 1988 buddy comedy film Twins, which will be called Triplets. However, following the death of director Ivan Reitman, Schwarzenegger said those behind the film are waiting to readdress things sometime in the future.