Mary Elizabeth Winstead Returns as Lucy McClane for ‘Die Hard 5′

Published 3 years ago by , Updated September 13th, 2012 at 2:59 pm,

 Mary Elizabeth Winstead Returns as Lucy McClane for Die Hard 5

Production on director John Moore’s fifth entry in the Die Hard franchise, A Good Day to Die Hard, is currently underway in Hungary. The latest installment was already set to be a family affair as John McClane’s son, John McClane Jr. (played by Spartacus star, Jai Courtney), enters the fray in a pivotal role – but he won’t be the only younger McClane running around.

It is being reported that Mary Elizabeth Winstead is reprising her role as John McClane’s (Bruce Willis) daughter from Live Free or Die Hard, Lucy McClane.

Bleeding Cool is citing the blog of Ted Cross, who’s serving as an extra on the film, and recently wrote about working alongside the actress (NO SPOILERS):

“I got to work with Bruce Willis again, which is always nice. The best, though, was that I got to work with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Willis’s daughter. I’ve had a crush on her ever since she was the lead actress in Scott Pilgrim vs the World. “

While plot details of A Good Day to Die Hard are still being kept under wraps, the basic premise revolves around Willis heading to Russia to bail his estranged son out of jail, only to get wrapped up with him in some sort of terrorist plot. It was initially speculated that Winstead wouldn’t be returning, only because the franchise as a whole seemed ready to shift to McClane’s son, who’s been described as “a badder ass than John McClane.” While it’s unclear at this point how it’ll be done, Lucy McClane will apparently be involved in the plot, one way or another.

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John McClane and son in 'A Good Day to Die Hard'

In the fourth entry she was eventually taken hostage by Thomas Gabriel (Timothy Olyphant) and used as leverage to lure out McClane and Matt Farrell (Justin Long) so they wouldn’t sabotage his own terrorist plot. While it would feel a bit recycled, it wouldn’t be a stretch to imagine Winstead being used as bait once again, but that’s nothing more than speculation.

Live Free or Die Hard, despite featuring some truly outlandish stunts and action sequences (the tunnel chase and the fight on the jet, in particular), was received well by critics and audiences, which spurred on the fifth film in the series. The film could see a more serious shift in tone under Moore’s eye, as the director has indicated that he’s not interested in the sarcastic and sometimes silly humor associated with past entries (I’m sure we can still count on at least one, “Yippee Ki Yay,” though).

In addition to Willis and Courtney, Winstead will be joined in the film by Cole Hauser (2 Fast 2 Furious), Russian actress Yulia Snigir, and Sebastian Koch (Unknown). 

A Good Day to Die Hard is scheduled for a February 14, 2013 release date.

Source: Bleeding Cool

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  1. This will be the Valentine’s day movie to see…now how do I convince my wife?

  2. So I take it she’s not going to do anything in this movie either? Waste of a character. But Live Free didn’t really feel like a Die Hard movie to me in the first place.

    • i read somewhere that her role will just be a cameo at the end of the film. so if thats the case, there might not be no damsel in distress situation like in DH4

  3. She was one of the best parts of DH4. She convincingly behaved like the offspring of McClane and Holly. Glad to hear she’s back for more.

    Hopefully without Justin Long?

  4. Sounds good looking forward to die hard 5. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is who I want for Mary Jane in Amazing Spider-Man 2

  5. A Die Hard movie without some classic John McClane humour is not a Die Hard movie.

    And a Die Hard movie without John McClane, well that’s not Die Hard either, so if they pass the torch to his son, well I’m gonna lose interest.

    It’s gotta be Bruce.

    • agree 100%

      • “Sir, 911 is for emergency calls only”
        “No Sh*t lady, do I sound like I’m ordering pizza?!”

        “Now I know what a TV dinner feels like”

        “Now I have a machine gun, Ho! Ho! Ho!”

        Now that’s John McClane, avoid any imitations!


  6. Does anyone else think Winstead would make a great mary jane if they bring her into the amazing spiderman movies?

    • I like it. And no need to color her hair; I like her the way she is!

  7. I really enjoyed Die Hard 4.0 but I’m worried about this one. Having his son as “a badder ass than John McClane” pretty much defeats the object. You watch these to see Willis as McClane.

  8. That’s a great photo of her, those lips are, very alluring.


  9. he was top as varo, so he´s the right choice to play his son i.m.o.. as for the daughter to speak,i think she will have less-screen time(maybe just a phone call or whatever,but not a bigger part)

  10. “as the director has indicated that he’s not interested in the sarcastic and sometimes silly humor associated with past entries”
    THAT’S THE CORE OF DIE HARD, YOU DUMBASS! Who let this guy direct this movie?