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'Spartacus' Star Jai Courtney Lands Role As John McClane's Son In 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist February 22, 2012 at 3:20PM

Well, the decision has been made and despite meeting with a handful of young character actor types like Ben Foster, Aaron Paul and Paul Dano, Bruce Willis and Fox have opted to go the hardbody route, selecting "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" star Jai Courtney to play John McClane's son in "A Good Day To Die Hard."
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Jai Courtney Spartacus

Well, the decision has been made and despite meeting with a handful of young character actor types like Ben Foster, Aaron Paul and Paul Dano, Bruce Willis and Fox have opted to go the hardbody route, selecting "Spartacus: Blood & Sand" star Jai Courtney to play John McClane's son in "A Good Day To Die Hard."

According to Deadline, it came down to Courtney and Willis' "The Expendables 2" co-star Liam Hemsworth, with the muscles of the former presumably winning out. The actor has been on the rise of late, booking a role in the Tom Cruise thriller "One Shot" and apparently in Stuart Beattie's forthcoming "I, Frankenstein." This new movie will take John McClane to Russia where he gets introduced to his equally hard-assed son and together they have to blah blah blah democracy blah blah blah stuff explodes. Let's just hope they get a great villain...

Anyway, "Max Payne" helmer John Moore will get things rolling this spring for a Valentine's Day release next February, coming one week after "One Shot" lands in theaters as well. There's gonna be a whole lotta Jai in 2013.

This article is related to: Jai Courtney, I, Frankenstein, A Good Day To Die Hard


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