Yesterday, we brought you news that 20th Century Fox has set a Valentine’s Day 2013 release date for the fifth Die Hard flick, A Good Day to Die Hard. We also got a bit more info about the plot, which involves Bruce Willis’ John McClane heading to Russia to help his son.
Now Variety reports that Fox is already eyeing up actors as potential people to fill the role of McLane Jr, with Aaron Paul, Ben Foster, Paul Dano, and Milo Ventimiglia all set to test for the role next week. Fox has also reportedly shown interest in Paul Walker, although he is not expected to test for the role. However this isn’t just about finding someone to fill a supporting role like Justin Long did in Die Hard 4.0, as it’s being suggest that this character may end up carrying the franchise in future sequels.
As we said yesterday, A Good Day To Die Hard follows John McLane Moscow, where he tries sweet talk some cops into letting his apparently-wayward son out of jail. However, when he gets there, the events surrounding his son’s arrest aren’t what they appear and world-threatening terrorist hijinks ensue.
John Moore is directing A Good Day to Die Hard from a screenplay by Skip Woods with shooting expected to start early next year.
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