Monday, May 14, 2012

Movie NEWS - Die Hard 5 : A Good Day to Die Hard

Jai Courtney has been cast as Jack McClane, the son of John McClane, in A Good Day to Die Hard. Following a global casting search spanning several months, 20th Century Fox announced Wednesday that Courtney would be joining the forthcoming fifth installment in the long-running franchise. The previous film in the series, Live Free or Die Hard, was released in 2007, and paired Willis with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who played his estranged daughter. Winstead told last year that she was not asked to return to the franchise.A Good Day To Die Hard, the fifth installment and fourth sequel in the legendaryDie Hard franchise, may currently be in production, but that doesn't mean that the movie isn't done recruiting cast members. Variety has learned that both Amaury Nolasco and Megalyn Echikunwoke have signed on to play roles in the upcoming action film with Bruce Willis. Both actors are best known for their work on TV, with Nolasco starring in series like Prison Break and Work It while Echikunwoke starred on both CSI: Miami and House of Lies. While the actress' role is being currently kept under wraps, Nolasco will apparently only have a small role in the movie, playing John McClane's (Willis) friend at the start of the picture. Based on a script by Skip Woods (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and directed by John Moore (Max Payne, Flight of the Phoenix), A Good Day To Die Hard sees our seemingly-invincible hero travel to Russia in order to get his son out of prison. While there, however, McClane uncovers a terrorist plot and, along with his son, he works to stop it before it's too late. Jai Courtney will be playing Jack McClane while Cole Hauser, Sebastian Koch and Yulia Snigir are all on-board to play antagonistic roles. As mentioned, the movie is currently in production and will serve as the first time that John McClane has entered international territory (presumably to bump up box office numbers outside the United States).

A Good Day to Die Hard begins production in April 2012 for a February 14, 2013 release

No comments: