Deadline reports that four actors are in the final stage of casting for the role of John McClane's (Willis) son in A Good Day To Die Hard. The actors in question include James Badge Dale, Liam Hemsworth, Aaron Paul and D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe 2). Previously names like Ben Foster, Milo Ventimiglia and Paul Dano were in the running. The fifth Die Hard film in the franchise will be directed by John Moore and will be released on February 14th 2013.
James Badge Dale is the best of the bunch with a solid number of credits like The Departed, HBO's The Pacific and Steve McQueen's Shame. He also fits the right age range for the role. Since the son should be around 27-28 years old in the film. Liam Hemsworth is gaining steam taking roles in Hunger Games and Expendables 2. Hemsworth is also on a shortlist to play King Arthur in Arthur And Lancelot. Aaron Paul is interesting as he's developed a lot of popularity from his series Breaking Bad. The only issue is that Paul might have to pass because of the film will conflict with the shooting of the final season. D.J. might be the cost-friendly of the group as he's pretty much unknown. The key part of this casting is that whoever ends up in the role will likely keep the franchise going in future installments.