Lionsgate preems Schwarzenegger pic
Monday’s premiere of Lionsgate’s “The Last Stand” evoked plenty of memories in Arnold Schwarzenegger.“It’s great to be back for a premiere at the Chinese,” he said at the Hollywood Roosevelt afterparty. “This film was a lot different for me, even though it’s action-packed, because I have to play a guy who’s sensitive to my team. And we have lots of laughs like in ‘True Lies.’ ” Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura said “The Last Stand” made sense as a post-governor vehicle for Schwarzenegger, who plays a small-town sheriff in the pic. “I had worked with him on three projects at Warners as an executive, it was easy to offer it to him,” di Bonaventura recalled. “He’s a total pro.” Director Jee-woon Kim, using a translator, said he was thrilled about the preem at that venue. “In South Korea, we know all about the Chinese Theater, so this really is a dream for me,” he added. Kim also said he was impressed by the speed of the “Stand” production, which took 57 days. “We are not as fast in Korea.”
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