Spartacus Star Jai Courtney Joins Die Hard 5

I didn’t even know they were doing another Die Hard film!!!!

Fans of Spartacus: Blood and Sand fans may be pleased with this little bit of casting news for the next Die Hard film with has been given the imaginative title of ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’.  Jai Courtney who played Varro, Spartacus’ gladiatorial pal in the hit Starz series will play a major role in the upcoming film as none other than John McClane’s bad ass son, John (Jack) McClane, Jr (come on was McClane going to have any other kind of son?).

I thought Jai was pretty good in Spartacus and  can see him as John’s son. I just wonder if this introduction of McClane’s son as some kind of super bad ass is maybe setting things up so he can maybe fill old man’s white vest when he retires?

LOS ANGELES (February 22, 2012)  Following a global casting search spanning several months, Jai Courtney has nabbed the coveted role of John (Jack) McClane, Jr., the son of Bruce Willis’ iconic action hero, in A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD.

A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD puts McClane on an international stage — truly a NYC fish out of water in Moscow — and introduces his estranged son Jack.  An apple that has not fallen far from the tree, Jack may even be more of a hardass than his father.  Despite their differences, they must work together to keep each other alive – and the world safe for democracy.

The film begins production this April, for a February 14, 2013 release.

Courtney, studied drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he graduated in 2008. Following graduation Courtney quickly landed guest star roles on two hit Australian shows, Packed To the Rafters followed by All Saints. Later that year, Courtney won a Theatre Critics Award as Best Newcomer for his performance in The Turning for the Perth Theatre Company. In 2009 he landed the role of Varro in the international television hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Fans of the show created an uproar over Varro’s death and to this day continue to lament about it on the many Spartacus fan sites and blogs.  Last year, Courtney landed a starring role opposite Tom Cruise in One Shotdirected by Christopher McQuarrie.

GS Reporter: Barry Nugent

Source: Collider

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