It’s “A Good Day to Die Hard” for a certain group of young actors. The search to find John McClane’s son is officially on and down to three possible players, according to reports: Aaron Paul of “Breaking Bad,” Ben Foster of countless creepy roles, and “Hunger Games” leading man Liam Hemsworth.
Beyond the jump, we’re breaking down each of Bruce Willis’ potential new co-stars.
Paul, the most exciting choice of the three in my humble opinion, has played troubled youth turned seasoned meth maker Jesse Pinkman to Emmy-winning perfection over the course of “Breaking Bad’s” fantastic four-year run (with another year to go). It’s high time for Paul to break bad on the big screen, and getting an action-oriented turn alongside Willis in a “Die Hard” movie could be just what the doctor ordered.
Another fantastic actor, Foster’s already got a Willis collaboration under his belt with his scene-stealing turn in “Hostage.” His last attempt at action star status in “Mechanic” didn’t quite work out, but Foster’s undeniable presence would infuse the “Die Hard” franchise with a wild energy that would be more than welcome from my end. He’d be a great McClane Junior.
I have yet to be fully wowed by any of Mr. Hemsworth’s performances, but perhaps that’ll change when “Hunger Games” hits theaters in March. Still, he strikes me as the least exciting possibility of the three choices—Paul and Foster just bring more, deliberate energies to the table, in my opinion. That said, THR notes that the job is likely Hemsworth’s to lose, so it’s very possible that Thor’s younger brother will be the next McClane.
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