Vulture has learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger has picked the drama Cry Macho as his first post-gubernatorial picture.

Beating out the likes of a new Terminator movie, With Wings As Eagles, and the animated 3-D theatrical version of The Governator, Cry Macho finds Schwarzenegger as a "damaged-goods horse trainer who's been put out to pasture by his boss". The downtrodden horseman then agrees to kidnap his former employer's young son, who lives with the boss's wealthy Mexican ex-wife. 

Based on late playwright N. Richard Nash's 1975 novel, Cry Macho will be directed by Brad Furman (The Lincoln Lawyer) and produced by Al Ruddy (The Godfather).

The plan is shoot as early as this summer once financing is (hopefully) secured at the Cannes Film Festival, which begins on May 11.

[Via Vulture]