Movie News: Arnold Schwarzenegger is to make a dramatic return to Hollywood playing Josef Fritzl, the 75-year-old Austrian monster who fathered seven children with his daughter while he kept her locked in a cellar for 24 years.
“I play this guy called Joe who is an electrician in a small town in California” said Schwarzenegger about his first substantial acting role since 2004’s ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.
“This guy just wants to be left alone, to live his life and to spend time with his family – but the authorities won’t leave him alone. So he decides to protect his family the only way he knows how – I don’t want to give too much away but it involves extending the cellar.”
The former Governor has defended his choice in taking on the controversial role.
“It’s not the kind of character I usually play, but Robin Williams won a lot of respect for playing bad guys in some films that I can’t remember the names of right now. Plus, Fritzl is probably the most famous ever Austrian after me! Oh, and Hitler.”
Some critics have argued that giving Fritzl’s story a glossy Hollywood treatment is hugely inappropriate, something that the film’s producers deny.
“Hollywood makes films about bad people all the time” said Samuel J. Weisenratzingertowerburger. “Weren’t Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid criminals? Didn’t Bonnie and Clyde glorify two killers? If McNulty from ‘The Wire’ gets to play Fred West in a TV series then maybe it’s time for another incestual multiple rapist murderer to get some much deserved screen time.”