Watch the actor in a scene from new drama, in theaters this Friday

By Clark Collis
April 06, 2017 at 11:03 AM EDT
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In the new drama Aftermath, Arnold Schwarzenegger portrays a construction foreman named Roman whose wife and pregnant daughter are killed in a plane crash.

“I play a Russian immigrant, whose family has gone back to Russia to have some time for vacation over there, and I am expecting them back,” says the actor. “He is basically a happy guy. His wife is coming back, his daughter is coming back, the daughter is pregnant, and that would be my first grandchild, and everything is great. [But] when he gets to the airport to pick up his family he finds out they literally just crashed. So, that then develops the drama, and then Hell breaks loose for his life, and also for the air traffic controller that is being told that he caused this plane crash. This guy is basically looking for someone to say, ‘We’re sorry.’ And no one does. And that puts him in a state of despair, and anger, and frustration and works himself into a frenzy.”

Aftermath is directed by Elliott Lester and costars Maggie Grace, Martin Donovan, and Scoot McNairy. Watch the trailer below and an exclusive clip with Schwarzenegger and McNairy, above.

Aftermath is released in theaters and on VOD this Friday.