Actor Sande wants to play John McClane in prequel

A young Bruce Willis look-a-like is gunning to play the part of the young John McClane in upcoming prequel “McClane”.

According to The Clarion Ledger, Mississippi-based actor Jeremy Sande (“Deepwater Horizon) is pounding the pavement in the hopes will consider him for a lead role in the next “Die Hard” movie – which tells the backstory of a young McClane before his days rescuing hostages from the Nakatomi Plaza.

Bruce Willis in “Die Hard” (1988)

Says the actor, “About nine months ago when I found out they were going to do another Die Hard, I was like, ‘Man, I’ve got to do this.’ When it (Die Hard) came out it blew away the action genre. John McClane was just a dude who wound up in a situation where he had to perform outstanding acts to survive which is what the human genome is designed to do.”

Sande has worked with folks that have worked with Len Wiseman, who will direct the sixth instalment in the long-running series.

“My degree of separation isn’t very far at all,” he said. “I blasted a couple of representatives and publicists. I’m picking up the bread crumbs and seeing where they lead me. It sounds crazy but if it works then I’m a genius.”

Whaddyathink, folks? Will Fox give Sande a look-in?

“McClane”, written by Carey W. Hayes and Chad Hayes, will feature Bruce Willis’s older incarnation of McClane as well as a younger version of the character, seen in flashbacks. It’s believed a large proportion of the story will take place  – like the original – over one night, in this case, New Years Eve 1979.

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