Friday, April 12, 2024

Schwarzenegger Name Helps Sell Son Patrick’s Fledgling Movie to German Distributor


Patrick Schwarzenegger, 22 year old son of Arnold S. and Maria Shriver, uses his mom’s last name on Twitter. (Everyone loves Maria.) But for his fledgling movie career, Patrick will be son of the Terminator, a name that’s very useful for worldwide sales. So “Midnight Sun,” just filming now with Bella Thorne, has already made a sale to a German distributor sight unseen. The brand goes on.

Patrick is actually in four movies either filming or done including one called “Pretty Face,” which also features Jack Nicholson’s daughter Lorraine and Ray Liotta’s daughter, Karsen. There’s another called “North” and Patrick is also featured in Kevin Connolly’s “Dear Eleanor.”

Can he act? Does it matter? Young S is being served up as next year’s tabloid kid, featured in a bunch of straight to DVD things (except for Connolly’s movie, which I’m curious to see). The question will be, is he serious? Will he wind up in “Terminator” remakes or go for something more? Remember, the Shriver in him will make him more serious minded. Could be interesting.

The Kennedy in him doesn’t hurt, either. On Twitter, Patrick advertised last night that he bet on Kansas City to win the World Series back in May.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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