The Governator: Back on the Big Screen

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By Desi Luna | May 8, 2012 9:22 PM EST

Guess who's coming back to unleash explosive action in the big screen.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to star in his newest movie, the action thriller Ten.

The film is written by Skip Woods, who wrote the screenplay for the blockbusters "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" and "A Good Day to Die Hard". It will be directed by writer David Ayer, who penned "Training Day", "S.W.A.T.", and "U-571". The film, currently in the works, will be distributed by Open Road Films.

The former California governor will be cast in this thriller about an elite DEA task force combating the world's most dangerous drug cartels. However, the group also engages in stealing millions of dollars. The team thinks their shady operations are sealed tight, until someone starts to pick them off one by one.

"I am really excited about this project and the team that's come together," Schwarzenegger said.

"David Ayer is incredibly talented and exactly what I want for a story this compelling", the actor added.

Ten is the 65-year old action star's first starring role for the longest time. Many people lauded his appearance in another upcoming guns-and-goons blockbuster, The Expendables 2, an ensemble film featuring Hollywood's legendary action stars such as Sylverster Stallone and Bruce Willis. 

Ayer's latest directing gig "End of Watch" will be released on September, also by Open Road. "This is going to be an amazing role for Arnold. Reality is the watchword of this project and an exciting cast is in the works," Ayers said. "I couldn't be more excited as a filmmaker to work with one of my longtime heroes."

Ten marks as the comeback starring role for Schwarzenegger, whose initial comeback bids faltered after getting embroiled in a paternity scandal. The former Republican governor reportedly fathered a child with his then-wife Maria Shriver's housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

Shriver and Schwarzenegger have separated since the scandal. 

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