After what seems like an endless search to find a young actor to play John McClane’s son in A Good Day to Die Hard, Deadline is reporting that Fox has finally narrowed it down to one man. His name is Jai Courtney and he’s most known for his role in the Starz hit show Spartacus.
The film will be moving forward into production sometime soon because the film is scheduled to open on February 14th, 2013. John Moore (Max Payne) will be directing the film with Bruce Willis returning as the legendary badass John McClane.
The fifth installment of the series will take place in Moscow where John and his son get into all sorts of trouble. I’m not really sure what to think of this casting decision just yet or the project in general. I wasn’t a fan of the PG-13 rated fourth entry and I didn’t care for John Moore‘s work on Max Payne. I’ve also yet to really see Jai Courtney in anything, so this news is hitting me a little cold.
Check out an image from a screen test between Willis and Courtney below, thanks to Bleeding Cool.