After an exhaustive five-month search to find the right man to play the sprog of Bruno Willis, last week Aussie actor Jai Courtney (“Spartacus”) was cast as ‘Jack’ McClane in Fox and John Moore’s “Good Day to Die Hard”. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Courtney wasn’t Willis’s first choice for the role of the young McClane. Nope, the star of the cash-cow “Die Hard” series was gunning for actor D.J Cotrona to play the part.
Willis had suggested Cotrona after working with him on the upcoming “G.I Joe : Retaliation” (you might also recognize Cotrona’s name from another project – albeit one that never happened, he was due to play Superman in George Miller’s ill-fated “Justice League” project) but the studio, nixing “Expendables 2″ star Liam Hemsworth for the same reason, didn’t want to cast an actor who already has a film with Willis coming out. So both Cotrona and Hemsworth missed out on the lucrative gig.
Fox decided – though after a last-minute casting scout in Australia (that’s where all the good up-and-coming action heroes are hiding, of course) – to offer Courtney the part. And though he was attached to Stuart Beattie’s “I, Frankenstein”, which was due to film at the same time, Fox made a deal with Producer Lakeshore Entertainment that led to the latter scheduling Courtney around his “Die Hard” commitments.
So there you have it, if Willis had had his way – this guy would’ve been John McClane’s boy :
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.