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Arnold Schwarzenegger joins cast of 'Kung Fury' film

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Wade Sheridan
Arnold Schwarzenegger (L), pictured here with Heather Milligan, will star in a film version of Kung Fury. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Arnold Schwarzenegger (L), pictured here with Heather Milligan, will star in a film version of "Kung Fury." File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger has been cast in feature film version of David Sandberg's action-comedy, Kung Fury.

Schwarzenegger joins a cast that includes Michael Fassbender, David Hasselhoff and Sandberg who is starring and producing the project under his Laser Unicorns production company, Variety reported.

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Kung Fury, a short film that has gained a cult following, was released in 2015 and paid homage to cheesy martial arts, police and action films of the 1980s. The feature film version will take place in 1985 Miami and deal with the breakup of the Kung Fury's (Sandberg) Thundercops squad following the death of a teammate.

Schwarzenegger will appear in the film as the American president, noted The Hollywood Reporter. Production is set to begin this summer in the United States and Europe. David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, and Aaron Schmidt of It fame are producing.

Kung Fury marks the second new role for Schwarzenegger who is also set to star in a new Amazon western series titled Outrider.

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