Peter Stormare Joining Arnold Schwarzenegger for THE LAST STAND

Stormare joins Schwarzenegger for action thriller.

Variety reports that Swedish actor Peter Stormare (‘Henry’s Crime,’ ‘The Big Lebowski,’ ‘Fargo’) is in negotiations to join Kim Ji-Woon’s English-language debut ‘The Last Stand.’

Described as ‘Die Hard’ meets High Noon,’ the western thriller stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a world-weary small-town sheriff who runs up against an escaped drug cartel leader heading for the Mexican border.

Stormare would be playing Burrell, a seasoned war veteran who carries out the main villain’s orders and leads an eight-man crew in taking on Schwarzenegger and his fellow officers.

The project is based on a spec script by Andrew Knauer, with subsequent rewrites by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, and more recently by George Nolfi (‘The Adjustment Bureau’).