Arnold Schwarzenegger signs on for drug cartel movie 'Ten'
At 64 years old, Arnold Schwarzenegger has rarely been busier. The former California governor announced on Monday that he will star in the drug cartel story “Ten” for director David Ayer, the screenwriter behind the Oscar-winning “Training Day.”
It’s the fourth movie project in recent months for the “Terminator” veteran. Schwarzenegger is in production on the prison drama “The Tomb,” and later this year will star in the action sequel “The Expendables 2.” In early 2013, he will appear in another drug cartel tale, “The Last Stand.”
“I am really excited about this project and the team that's come together," Schwarzenegger said in a statement. "David Ayer is incredibly talented and exactly what I want for a story this compelling.”
"Ten" is about a group of drug agents who, after stealing from a cartel, are targeted for murder.
Ayer wrote and directed the police drama “End of Watch,” which is set for release this fall.
Schwarzenegger was governor from 2003 to 2011. Last May, The Times reported that he fathered a child more than a decade ago with a longtime member of his family's household staff; since then, the former bodybuilder and his wife, Maria Shriver, have separated.
-- John Horn
Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1966. Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images