Jai Courtney IS John McClane’s Son in Die Hard 5

The Spartacus co-star will join Bruce Willis on his mission to Moscow in A Good Day to Die Hard.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

The unfortunately titled fifth Die Hard movie, A Good Day to Die Hard (sigh…), is officially getting underway with the announcement that Jai Courtney has been cast as John McClane's son. TV fans know Jai Courtney from his recurring role as Varro on Spartacus: Vengeance. We haven't watched the series for ourselves (we're the Film Channel), but we presume that many of you have seen his butt. 

Deadline reports that Courtney, who has also been cast in Christopher McQuarrie's upcoming thriller One Shot, co-starring Tom Cruise and Werner Herzog (oh yes, really), will play Bruce Willis's adult son as they take they Die Hard tradition on the road to Moscow for some reason. Reportedly, Courtney's character is made of even tougher stuff than his father, contrasting with Mary Elizabeth Winstead's sassy but still damsel-in-distress portrayal of John McClane's daughter in 2007's financially successful but otherwise disappointing Live Free or Die Hard.

CraveOnline will be back with more A Good Day to Die Hard news if we can ever say the film's name with a straight face.