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’).