We’ll soon find out because a movie involving all that and more (depression, Mexico, murder) is actually being produced.

Al Ruddy, the 81-year-old Godfather and Million Dollar Baby filmmaker, will produce and Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) Ruddy bought the 1975 novel by the late N. Richard Nash who’d adapted it into the Cry Macho screenplay. In his heyday, Schwarzenegger was a $25M/25% first dollar gross mega-player — and one deal even threw in his own giant jet. But only the rarest of the rare get those paydays these days. This pic calls for some acting chops for Arnold as a horse breeder who won the Kentucky Derby but whose wife and child get killed. He sinks into an alcoholic depression and winds up working for a hedge fund jerk who offers him a choice of getting fired or bringing back the rich guy’s son living with the ex-wife in Mexico. Unexpected plot twists ensue, including an Arnold-and-kid road trip back home.

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  1. Posted by Guest | May 6, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    He married a Kennedy. Like he needs the money.

  2. Posted by Osama's Ghost | May 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM

    I’ve never eaten horse meat.

  3. Posted by Nouveau Richie | May 6, 2011 at 8:20 PM

    I don’t know about 2011, but call up the good Gov’na circa 1980 and he could have made a convincing Kentucky Derby-Winning horse.

  4. Posted by We Suck | May 6, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Is UBS going to be pre-screening this?

  5. Posted by Chris "Party Boy" Pontius | May 6, 2011 at 8:33 PM

    Tell Arnold to give me a call, I know a thing or two about horse spunk

  6. Posted by trojan | May 6, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    Yeah, like the guy wearing the $4,000 suit is holding the elevator for the guy who doesn’t make that in four months. COME ON!

  7. Posted by Poop | May 6, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Arnold can do anything.

  8. Posted by Poop | May 6, 2011 at 9:39 PM

    Arnold can do anything.

  9. Posted by Guest | May 6, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    Except act

  10. Posted by George Sr. | May 6, 2011 at 10:31 PM

    There’s always money in the banana stand.

  11. Posted by Guest | May 6, 2011 at 10:54 PM

    Are you fucking kidding? This is the best actor performance on a leading role ever

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQDt4PHbrPI

  12. Posted by Guest | May 6, 2011 at 11:41 PM

    Sorry. Didn’t realize that he was acting: thought it was a documentary

  13. Posted by Fashionmeetsfinance | May 7, 2011 at 12:57 AM
  14. Posted by Mama Snatch | May 7, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    Where are the damn Write Offs tonight? Bess you (wh/b)ore did sneak out of the office early today?

  15. Posted by A. Schwarzenegger | May 7, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    I pick zings up und put zings down.

  16. Posted by Bella | May 7, 2011 at 1:43 AM

    There sure are some BSD’s on this site. Looks like most are still working on their Associates at Nassau.

    http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/dealbreaker.com#

  17. Posted by Silverstein | May 7, 2011 at 5:01 AM

    First One, you´re a fool. Arnold made 100 Million $ with films, merchandise & Co, this many he invested in funds, primarily in L.A. Today his net worth is about 600 Million $. His wife was poor. The men in the Kennedy´s family were never rich, except JFK father. The women in the Kennedy family married rich, two examples are Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Maria Shriver.

  18. Posted by alice eve | May 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

    Arnold can do anything…I never mind anything that he does…

    http://www.fundfactor.com/merchant-cash-advance.html

  19. Posted by Pakistani music | May 8, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    i think its a great work.

  20. Posted by Guest | May 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM

    With his range, he could convincingly play either end of the horse.

  21. Posted by UBSsucks | May 8, 2011 at 9:25 PM

    UBS SUCKS

  22. Posted by ahahah | May 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    #winwrittenalloverit

  23. Posted by that chick | May 10, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    I had a choice of getting fired, or bringing back pictures from Kinkos which showed my boss’ wife’s suntanned jugs.

  24. Posted by Diego Llorico | September 12, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    We won't know until he tries. I sure hope he's spent time centennial park horse riding just to get an idea of what he's getting into.

  25. Posted by Jack Jackson | September 17, 2012 at 4:26 AM

    I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Who knows, he might just be good enough to make be shop around for thoroughbred horses for sale in sydney.

  26. Posted by Cindie Fitten | September 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    fantastic compilation! looking real fantastic these designs