Patrick Schwarzenegger is following in his famous father’s footsteps.
The “Terminator Genisys” star’s son has landed his first leading role, opposite Bella Thorne in the young adult romance “Midnight Sun,” according to Deadline.
Based on a 2006 Japanese film, the movie centers on a young woman named Katie (Thorne), who suffers from a rare disease that makes her so sensitive to sunlight that even the smallest exposure could be fatal. Katie’s life is forever changed after meeting Charlie (Schwarzenegger), with the two enjoying a summer romance.
Schwarzenegger’s mom, Maria Shriver, was among those congratulating the 21-year-old on his new role.
“Congrats to @PSchwarzenegger! So exciting. Hard work pays off,” she tweeted Monday.
Miley Cyrus’ ex-boyfriend is relatively new to the Hollywood film scene, with only five movie credits to date. But his star is on the rise, as he will also appear in the comedy-horror flick “Scouts Vs. Zombies,” due out in October.
As for “Midnight Sun,” the movie is scheduled to begin filming in September.