Legendary action star set for crime thriller.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to lead the action thriller ‘Ten’ for David Ayer, who is directing from a screenplay by Skip Woods (‘X-Men Origins: Wolverine,’ ‘A Good Day To Die Hard’).

In ‘Ten,’ an elite DEA task force deals with the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Specializing in complex mobile operations, the team executes a tactical raid on a cartel safe house. What looks to be a typical raid turns out to be an elaborate theft operation, pre-planned by the DEA squad. After hiding millions in stolen cash, the team believes their secret is safe – until someone begins assassinating them one by one.

“I am really excited about this project and the team that’s come together,” said Schwarzenegger. “David Ayer is incredibly talented and exactly what I want for a story this compelling.”

Ayer stated, “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. I couldn’t be more excited as a filmmaker to work with one of my longtime heroes.”

Schwarzenegger will next be seen in the action star ensemble ‘The Expendables 2’ which hits Irish cinemas August 2012. Ayer’s latest, End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, will be released later this year.