Jamie Lee Curtis has been cast opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in James Cameron’s “True Lies,” which is skedded to start production Aug. 26, it was confirmed Wednesday.
The summer 1994 release, which Cameron wrote and will direct and produce, is the first film to emerge from a multiyear agreement among Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment, 20th Century Fox and several foreign partners.
Pic will be distributed domestically by Fox.
Curtis will play Schwarzenegger’s wife in the picture about an elite intelligence task force designed to stop international nuclear terrorism. As previously reported, Tom Arnold has already inked a deal to co-star.
Curtis was represented by Creative Artists Agency’s Rick Kurtzman in negotiations.
Curtis moves to the role after a starring turn in the just-completed sequel to “My Girl.” She also stars in the Oct. 13 Miramax Films release “Mother’s Boys.” Curtis’ “When I Was Little: A 4-Year-Old’s Memoir of Her Youth” arrives in bookstores in September.