Arnold Schwarzenegger has been confirmed to be rejoining the cast of The Tomb.

Website reports that he will star alongside Sylvester Stallone in the action-thriller.

The film is about a prison expert Ray Breslin (Stallone) who becomes trapped in a lock-up of his own design.

Schwarzenegger will play inmate Church who fights to keep the other convicts from losing their humanity as they struggle to survive.

Rumours surfaced last month that Schwarzenegger had rejoined the film after he previously stepped down from the lead role of Breslin.

Producer Mark Canton said of the news: "I am thrilled to be making The Tomb with two film icons – Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is the perfect pairing for this high octane thriller."

Schwarzenegger and Stallone will next be seen on screen together in The Expendables 2, which will be released this summer.