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Arnold Schwarzenegger could be taken Captive

Fresh from the announcement that he'll enjoy a beefier role in The Expendables 2 , Deadline is reporting that Arnold Schwarzenegger is in talks to star in action thriller Captive .

The former Governator would play a real estate magnate living in Brazil, who is captured and held for ransom in the back of an armoured prison truck.

It sounds a little like a slightly more spacious (and slightly less subterranean) take on Buried . It's promising that Arnie isn't going to take on a role that's too physical, but will he be able to carry something heavily character-orientated?

Before that, Schwarzenegger will shoot another actioner, Last Stand , which, intriguingly, is the US debut of Korean director Kim Ji-woon ( A Tale Of Two Sisters , I Saw The Devil ).

There's currently nothing new to report on Cry Macho , the film that was expected to herald Schwarzenegger's return to acting after leaving political office, before problems in his private life seemingly derailed the project.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.