Aussie cast as John McClane’s son in Die Hard 5

Australian Jai Courtney has been cast as John McClane’s son in the fifth instalment of the Die Hard saga – the puntastically titled A Good Day to Die Hard – Deadline report.

WAAPA graduate Courtney, who had minor stints in All Saints and Packed to the Raftersmost recently starred in Spartacus: Blood and Sand alongside fellow Aussies Viva Bianca and the late Andy Whitfield.

A Good Day to Die Hard sees McClane (Bruce Willis) heading to Moscow where he must get his troubled son out of jail.

It was originally rumoured that Liam HemsworthAaron PaulBen FosterPaul DanoMilo Ventimiglia and Paul Walker were in the running for the role of McClane Jr.

The film, directed by John Moore, is set to hit cinemas February 14th, 2013.

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