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A Good Day To Die Hard Shortlist Includes Aaron Paul, Liam Hemsworth, James Badge Dale And More

Following the news last month that the fifth installment of the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day To Die Hard, would include an adventure involving both John McClane and his son, a short list of actors appeared online suggesting what 20th Century Fox was looking for in a McClane Jr. According to the initial story, Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Aaron Paul and Milo Ventimiglia were all being looked at for the part. Now that list has been updated and while it isn't any smaller, it is noteworthy which name is still around for round two.

Deadline says that Fox has narrowed it down to four actors to play the McClane scion in A Good Day To Die Hard: Liam Hemsworth (who was also recently rumored for one of the male leads in Stephanie Meyer's The Host); James Badge Dale (who has been popping up everywhere recently and is currently in production on Marc Foster's World War Z); DJ Cotrona (who is hard at work filming G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation in New Orleans) and the aforementioned Aaron Paul (who has spent most of his career on the small screen as of late, mostly on the incredible Breaking Bad). John Moore is attached to direct the film based on a script by Skip Woods.

While the likelihood of each actor getting the job isn't mentioned, it is noted that Paul's commitment to the next season of his hit AMC show may prevent him from taking the part, which would be a true shame. The plot of the film revolves around McClane's son getting arrested in Moscow, Russia and needing to be bailed out, and who better to play a wayward young man than the guy who plays Jesse Pinkman?

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