Who's tough enough to play the son of John McClane (Bruce Willis)? 20th Century Fox has tapped Australia actor Jai Courtney, who plays Varro in TV's "Spartacus: Vengeance," as Jack, who's presumably a chip off the old yippi-ki-yay block. THR ran a photo of Jai from his screen test for "A Good Day to Die Hard" that shows him aiming a gun and (apparently) sassing his dad. Yep, looks like a McClane.

Courtney reportedly beat out fellow Aussie (and "Hunger Games" star) Liam Hemsworth for the part. Courtney most recently filmed "One Shot," with Tom Cruise and is also attached to star opposite Aaron Eckhart in "I, Frankenstein."

The film won't start shooting right away, but it already has a release date: February 14, 2013. The fifth "Die Hard" installment will find the McClanes in Moscow, with dad apparently arriving to save junior from a terrorist plot. It seems there are no plans to bring back McClane's daughter Lucy (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead), who was introduced in 2007's "Live Free or Die Hard."

[via THR and Slashfilm]
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