In recent weeks, Schwarzenegger’s name had cropped up in a number of potential projects, some more realistic than others, from the Brad Furman-directed drama “Cry Macho” and a fifth “Terminator” to a wild rumor about a sequel to the 1988 comedy “Twins.” The question now is how, if at all, Arnie’s revelation — following news that his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, was leaving him — will affect his plans to kick-start a movie career.
“This will, essentially, go away,” said David Poland of Movie City News. “He’ll be on ’Leno’ next week to put this all behind him. Maybe two weeks — depends on how much the kid looks like him and how many weeks the tabloids run the photo on the front page. But eating this privately is not his way.”