Die Hard 5 – a.k.a. A Good Day to Die Hard – is already in production, and today we have the set photos to prove it. In addition to images of franchise star Bruce Willis, we also have the latest bit of casting news for the film.
Scroll down for details on the Die Hard 5 casting, as well as the set photos.
Deadline reports that actor Cole Hauser (K-Ville, Pitch Black) has been cast in a “pivotal supporting role” for A Good Day to Die Hard; the site goes on to add that Hauser will, in fact, be playing a villain named “Collins.”
At the risk of speculating: one cannot look at that combination of information and not wonder if Deadline might have let a cat out of Die Hard 5‘s bag: The way it reads, it seems like Hauser would play the sort of double-crosser role in the film – along the lines of what we saw from John Amos (Major Grant) in Die Hard 2.
Hauser has pretty much made a career out of playing the unlikeable dirtbag type – whether as a bad guy in films like 2 Fast 2 Furious, or even the lawman who made us root for a bad boy like Riddick in Pitch Black. Hauser also has experience sharing the screen with Willis: the pair worked together on both Tears of the Sun and Hart’s War.
A Good Day to Die Hard sees John McClane travel to Russia to help out his son, who has become embroiled in some kind of terrorist plot. Spartacus: Blood and Sand actor Jai Courtney will be playing McClane’s son Jack, with Sebastian Koch and Yuliya Snigir confirmed as a pair of Russian Villains. Behind Enemy Lines helmer John Moore is directing, and A-Team writer Skip Woods is handling the script.
Check out Willis on the Die Hard 5 set:
A Good Day to Die Hard will be in theaters on Valentine’s Day 2013.