Paul Walker could play John McClane's son in A Good Day To Die Hard

Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Aaron Paul and Milo Ventimiglia also named

 
It might have the worst title since Judy Moody And The Not Bummer Summer, but finally we have some good news regarding A Good Day To Die Hard.
 
The always awesome Paul Walker has been named as one of the contenders to play John McClane's son, alongside some more leftfield choices.
 
Ben Foster, Paul Dano, Aaron Paul and Milo Ventimiglia are all said to be meeting with Bruce Willis next week to try out for the part. 
 
That list of actors makes us think that John's relationship with his son is going to be, how shall we put it, 'complicated.'
 
Aaron Paul is best known for playing a drug dealer in Breaking Bad, Paul Dano's character descriptions are normally followed by the word 'weaselly,' Ben Foster's carved out a career playing edgy anti-heroes and Milo Ventimiglia played someone called Rick Rape in Gamer
 
Which happens to be the worst character name since… Well, ever. Perhaps it's how he made the shortlist. 
 
Of that lot, Paul Walker is the odd one out - not least because he's the oldest - but definitely our favourite. 
 
But as long as it's not Shia LaBeouf (sorry Shia, we still haven't quite forgiven you for Crystal Skull), we'll be happy. 
 

 

 Who do you want to see play John's son? Tell us below!

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    • mcghater

      Oct 14th 2011, 16:04

      ventimiglia would be a good choice

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    • LukeSween

      Oct 14th 2011, 17:02

      I like Ben Foster out of the above. Just watching him go bats**t crazy at some point would make the entire film

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    • TamDiman

      Oct 14th 2011, 17:02

      Aaron Paul deserves some big films like Bryan Cranston is getting now...

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    • Heisenberg

      Oct 14th 2011, 17:13

      @TamDiman, Totally agree, give Aaron Paul a shot, he has been immense in Breaking Bad for 4 seasons now.

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    • FBALee

      Oct 14th 2011, 17:21

      I like Paul Walker (though his acting is a bit spotty) but he does seem too old. I definitely like Aaron Paul out of the above choices. I feel like Ben Foster does nearly the same thing in every movie. Everyone has seen him do edgy and crazy a bunch of times. (Also, his Angel in X-men: The Last Stand sucked donkey balls. Not entirely his fault, but still..)

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    • bertus1

      Oct 14th 2011, 19:09

      i really hope there is a solid role in the movie for Aaron Paul. He has a great screen presence and is a brilliant actor. He needs a big movie. Paul W. has his Fart and Furanus franchise, He does not need to be Maclaine Jr.

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    • joker16

      Oct 14th 2011, 19:43

      @dalidab Please go perform auto erotic asphyxiation on yourself.

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    • Toursiveu

      Oct 14th 2011, 21:11

      Milo Ventimiglia, as good an actor as he is, cannot be John McClane AND Rocky Balboa's son at the same time! It's just wrong. Paul Dano? McClane would drink his milkshake in a few seconds... Of the bunch, Ben Foster is probably the best actor but... why the hell don't they bring back the wonderful Mary-Elizabeth Winstead?

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    • shasmo

      Oct 14th 2011, 21:59

      bring back mary elizabeth winstead an bulk micheal cera up let him be the hero for once play against type an let him go all method failing that aaron paul justin timberlake or paul walker would keep me happy

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    • writerdave87

      Oct 14th 2011, 22:24

      Michael Cera? Seriously? The man couldn't intimidate a ham sandwich.

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    • ChrisWootton

      Oct 14th 2011, 23:39

      I'd go with Lucas Black.. he has pretty good screen presence.. failing that it would be good to see Winstead back in the action.. She was pretty good in Die Hard 4 and had some good chemistry with Willis (I quite liked number 4)

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    • deedeedragons

      Oct 15th 2011, 0:51

      Paul Walker? Why don't they just hire a brick or a lump of wood it would probably act more & be cheaper.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 15th 2011, 0:58

      I know he's a terrible actor but I've always liked Walker.

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    • MOOKIEBROWN101

      Oct 15th 2011, 1:36

      It has to be Aaron Paul. It's not enough that the star of Die Hard can do action. They need to look like an everyman, a normal joe who can take a beating and still come out on top. That's what made Bruce Willis so compelling in the original (and best)! If they don't cast Aaron Paul then someone needs throwing out the 30th floor of the Nakatomi Plaza! Also, they have to have better villaina this time round. Die Hard villians need to be up to something and have a hidden agenda, and play it with glee. I like no.4 and Die Hard is my fave action film, but that's what the last one lacked. No-one was having any fun!

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    • FBALee

      Oct 15th 2011, 2:35

      I would laugh my a*s off if Michael Cera ended up with the role.. which he would never get, so I guess I get to keep my luscious a*s. He would be even worse than Shia LaBeouf. Wait, who even suggested Michael Cera? Silliness, I say.

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    • Nmnbc70

      Oct 15th 2011, 12:34

      In all seriousness the Die Hard franchise does not cast actors on acting skill but rather the action star appeal and masculinity so out of that list Paul walker seems to be the most likely candidate.... and @dalidab suggesting michael cera and jessie eisenberg should get you shot!!! like seriously have you seen any evidence of either of them being action stars? or have you ever seen a single movie because it wouldnt be surprising if you lived under a rock :L

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    • Rytrospyk

      Oct 15th 2011, 13:04

      I love Aaron Paul as an actor, but I don't know if I can see him as anybody as but Jesse Pinkman.

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    • Ali1748

      Oct 15th 2011, 18:33

      I really hate Jessie Pinkman with a passion, wish Walt would whack him already.

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    • Heisenberg

      Oct 15th 2011, 19:54

      @ali1748, you be careful now.

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 15th 2011, 20:32

      Remember when action movies like Alien, Die Hard, LEthal Weapon and Predator were (and still are) 18 certificate and made for grown ups? I miss those days...

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    • Nmnbc70

      Oct 16th 2011, 2:17

      back in the day where the made an action movie for the sole purpose to entertain an audience regardless of classification and now with censoring laws we have to sugar coat these once great franchises..

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    • TheEnigma

      Oct 16th 2011, 4:52

      Aaron Paul has a big forehead... It'z jus 2 damn distracting... Hope they go with Milo or Lucas Black...

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    • Hadouken76

      Oct 16th 2011, 21:38

      Andrew Garfield has the Empire State Building of foreheads.. anyway this Die HArd is probably going to be sh*t becuase baby-faced directors havent got a clue what made action films awesome in the eighties and early 90s, (CLue: they were made for grown ups)

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    • QuietLife

      Oct 18th 2011, 9:39

      Scrap the movie and just give us 2 hours of Mary Elizabeth Winstead. You know it makes sense!

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