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Jai Courtney to play Bruce Willis' son in Die Hard 5

Jai Courtney

Story by Jack Foley

JAI Courtney has joined the cast of A Good Day to Die Hard, the fifth film in the Die Hard franchise.

The former Spartacus actor will play Jack McClane, the son of Bruce Willis’ John McClane.

A press release issued by Twentieth Century Fox states: “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.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the John Moore-directed film will place John McClane in Moscow, where he is reunited with his estranged son Jack.

Courtney previously appeared as Varro in the Starz television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, before seeing his character killed off in 2010.

The in-demand actor will also appear in Tom Cruise vehicle One Shot for writer-director Christopher McQuarrie. That film is an adaptation of Lee Child’s mystery novel of the same name.

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