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Watch out, lawbreakers, because there's a new crimefighting duo in town and they go by the name of ... Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville?
We're not quite sure just what is in the water down in New Mexico, but according to a press release from Lionsgate, Knoxville, Forest Whitaker and Harry Dean Stanton are among those who have joined Schwarzenegger on the set of the new shoot-em-up "The Last Stand." Looks like someone used the Casting Randomizer again.
Here's the scoop: a modern take on the classic western, "The Last Stand" features Schwarzenegger as your classic big city cop who retires form the rat race after a tragic incident to become the sheriff of a sleepy town. As everyone knows, however, that never works in movies, which is probably why he soon finds himself facing down the threat of a deadly drug cartel leader who has escaped from the FBI and gone fugitive.
And the only people Schwarzenegger can turn to for help are his brand new, untested deputies -- deputies that may apparently include Knoxville. Of course, Lionsgate isn't saying exactly which of the new additions to the film Korean director Kim Jee-Woon has plugged into the role of deputy, but really, the idea of Knoxville and Arnold teaming up to kick some ass seems really too sweet to pass up.
No word yet on how or if the filming will affect Schwarzenegger's role in the upcoming ensemble "Expendables 2," but trust us: One way or another, you'll soon be seeing plenty of old school, gunslinging action.
"Jackass" style or not.