Arnold Schwarzenegger is back. Not as a governor or unfaithful husband but in the role of a border-town sheriff as he takes his place back on the silver screen in a major Liongate's film: The Last Stand.

The 63-year-old former governor of California will be staring in his first major Hollywood film role since 2003's Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will bring incredible magnetism to this complex but classic role, explained Lionsgate's Joe Drake.  When he came on the screen in 'The Expendables,' it always electrified the audience.  In this film, the Sheriff Owens character grapples with some really tough stuff, but ultimately triumphs, and we knew he'd truly elevate this high octane ride.

A release date for the film directed by South Korea's  Kim Jee Woom has not yet been announced.

The news of Schwarzenegger's return comes a month after his 25-year-old wife, Maria Shriver filed for divorced following a highly publicized sex scandal. At the time he announced that his future film projects would be put on hold until he resolved his personal matters.