20th Century Fox has officially locked down Jai Courtney to play John McClane's (Bruce Willis) son in their fifth Die Hard film, A Good Day To Die Hard. Courtney is mostly known for his role as Varro in the Starz series Spartacus. He is also starring along side Tom Cruise in the upcoming action film One Shot. Other actors that Courtney beat out for the role included Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), James Badge Dale (The Pacific), and D.J. Cotrona (Detroit 1-8-7 and G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation). I'm a little surprised that Courtney got the role, but he should be good in it.
John Moore is set to direct a film that is set to be released on February 14th, 2013. The story puts McClane on an international adventure to Moscow, where his estranged son Jack is introduced. According to Deadline Jack may be even more "of a hardass than his father. Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy."
I would love to see another awesome Die Hard film, I didn't really care for the fourth one, but the three before it were pretty great action films. John McClane didn't seem like John McClane in Live Free or Die Hard.
Do you think Courtney is a good choice to get crazy alongside Willis in this movie?
Here's a description:
Since the first Die Hard in 1988, John McClane has found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, with the skills and attitude to always be the last man standing, making him enemy #1 for terrorists the world over. Now, McClane faces his greatest challenge ever, this time on an international stage, when his estranged son Jack is caught up in the daring prison escape of a rogue Russian leader, and father and son McClane must work together to keep each other alive and keep the world safe for democracy.