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Liam Hemsworth and Aaron Paul Shortlisted to Play Bruce Willis' Son in 'Die Hard 5'

November 5, 2011 (4:29 am) GMT
In addition to Hemsworth and Paul, Willis and director John Moore allegedly also consider James Badge Dale and D.J. Cotrona to take on the role of John McClane Jr. in 'A Good Day to Die Hard'.
Liam Hemsworth and Aaron Paul Shortlisted to Play Bruce Willis' Son in 'Die Hard 5'

"Die Hard 5", which is now titled "", is looking for a suitable young actor to be cast as ' son. Deadline reported that Willis and director John Moore have shortlisted several candidates to take on the coveted role. They include "" thesp , and Emmy-winning "" star .

Hemsworth is currently filming "The Expendables II", which Willis also stars in. As for Paul, his busy shooting schedule on the finale season of "Breaking Bad" could crash with the filming schedule for "Die Hard 5". In addition to the Hemsworth and Paul, Willis and Moore have their eyes on "" star as well as "" actor D.J. Cotrona.

"A Good Day to Die Hard" will start the production in January 2012 in Russia. The story follows Willis' John McClane who heads to Moscow after his son lands in jail for something he did. In an attempt to get his son out of prison, McClane talks to cops but soon finds out that things surrounding his son's arrest are not as they appear and world-threatening terrorist hijinks ensue.

The action film will be released in U.S. theaters on February 14, 2013. Skip Woods serves as the screenwriter, while Alex Young tackles the producing duty.

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