Arnold Schwarzenegger joins Kung Fury movie

Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining the feature-length follow-up to cult hit 2015 short film Kung Fury.

The Commando and Predator star will play the US president in the film, which will be set in 1985 and feature Adolf Hitler, aka Kung Fuhrer, as a villain.

Schwarzenegger joins Oscar-winner Michael Fassbender and Baywatch star David Hasselhoff in the film.

David Sandberg will direct the feature after directing the original short, which is approaching 30 million views on YouTube.

"After the tragic death of a Thundercop causes the group to disband, a mysterious villain emerges from the shadows to aid in the Fuhrer's quest to attain the ultimate weapon," reads the upcoming movie's synopsis.

"Kung Fury must travel space and time itself to save his friends, defend the prestigious Miami Kung Fu Academy, and defeat evil once and for all."

Production is set to start in Europe later this year.

This story was originally reported by the Hollywood Reporter.

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