The hunt is on for the next generation of action stars. Tom Cruise is handing the baton over to Jeremy Renner with “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, who will also take over the “Bourne” franchise from Matt Damon, and Liam Hemsworth is attempting to kick ass alongside every action star you can think of in “The Expendables 2″, and now the search turns to a potential heir to the iconic Bruce Willis-led “Die Hard” series. Variety reports Aaron Paul, Ben Foster, Paul Dano and Milo Ventigmilia will be reading with Willis for the role of John McClane’s son. And yes, the “son of legendary action hero” archetype hasn’t quite worked out so well in recent memory, as Ventigmilia (he’s already had a go of this as Sylvester Stallone’s son in “Rocky Balboa”) and Shia LaBeouf (Harrison Ford’s son in “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”) can tell you, but 20th Century Fox is said to be considering handing the franchise off to the young star it chooses should it prove lucrative.
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