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Search Narrows for Actor to Play Bruce Willis’ Son in Die Hard

by  in Movie News Comment

Twentieth Century Fox and star Bruce Willis reportedly are considering for young actors for the coveted role of John McClane’s son in A Good Day to Die Hard.

According to Deadline, the list has been narrowed to 31-year-old (Detroit 1-8-7, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), D.J. Cotrona 33-year-old James Badge Dale (The Pacific, Rubicon), 21-year-old Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2) and, as previously reported, 32-year-old Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad).

Set to shoot early next year for a Feb. 14, 2013, release, the John Moore-directed film sends McClane to Russia, where his estranged son is caught up in a daring prison escape of a rogue political leader.

It’s thought that the lucky young actor could inherit the billion-dollar action franchise from the 56-year-old Willis, who’s starred in four Die Hard films to date.