Schwarzenegger movie finds deal, ducks Toronto film fest

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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Maggie."
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Arnold Schwarzenegger stars in "Maggie."

The Arnold Schwarzenegger and Abigail Breslin film "Maggie" is set for a 2015 world premiere thanks to its newly minted distribution deal with Lionsgate.

The zombie flick veers off from traditional family post-apocalyptic narrative when it turns out that Arnold's character has sworn to stay by the side of his daughter (Breslin) as she gradually succumbs to zombitude.

On the flipside, the deal means that "Maggie" won't be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, at which it was to have its debut, as The Wrap notes.

Starring alongside Schwarzenegger and Breslin -- who has previous experience with the undead in comedy "Zombieland" and as an action hero actor's daughter in "Signs" -- are Joely Richardson ("The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"), Laura Cayouette ("Django Unchained"), JD Evermore (TV series "Rectify") and Wayne Peré ("Empire State").

In the director's chair is Henry Hobson, whose history lies in title sequence design for a host of high profile productions from "Rango" to "The Help" and "August: Osage County."

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