Arnold Schwarzenegger has closed a deal to join his The Expendables co-star Sylvester Stallone in director Mikael Hafstrom’s action-thriller The Tomb for Summit Entertainment.
Schwarzenegger and Stallone will reunite for the second time since Schwarzenegger left his political position as Governor of California to return to acting on a full-time basis. The two will next appear together on the big screen in The Expendables 2 on August 17, 2012.
In The Tomb, Schwarzenegger will assume the role of a prison inmate named Church who serves as a crutch for the other prisoners to remind them of their humanity. Stallone plays another inmate, Ray Breslin, who is incarcerated for a crime he didn’t commit and must now escape from the same prison he personally designed while uncovering who put him in there in the first place.
Apparently Schwarzenegger originally turned down The Tomb, instead opting to star in Last Stand for Lionsgate. With that pic wrapped and in post-production, Schwarzenegger’s schedule opened up prior to The Tomb beginning production
Hafstrom’s former duties behind the camera include 1408, Shanghai and last year’s The Rite with Anthony Hopkins.
The Tomb starring Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will arrive in theaters sometime in 2013.