While I am not looking forward to In Soviet Russia Hard Dies You, I do take some small comfort from the fact that the co-lead role, Jack McClane, John's son, is being filled by an actor with whom I am not familiar. This could mean that he's actually the best actor for the role, and not someone chosen simply for his marketabiliity. Wouldn't that be a nice change of pace?
So who is he? Jai Courtney, apparently. Here's his bio from Fox, complete with Spartacus spoilers:
Courtney, studied drama at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he graduated in 2008. Following graduation Courtney quickly landed guest star roles on two hit Australian shows, Packed To the Rafters followed by All Saints. Later that year, Courtney won a Theatre Critics Award as Best Newcomer for his performance in The Turning for the Perth Theatre Company. In 2009 he landed the role of Varro in the international television hit, Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Fans of the show created an uproar over Varro's death and to this day continue to lament about it on the many Spartacus fan sites and blogs. Last year, Courtney landed a starring role opposite Tom Cruise in One Shot, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.
A Good Day to Die Hard isn't filming yet; that picture is from Courtney's screen test.