WAAPA graduate Jai Courtney cast opposite Bruce Willis

2008 WAAPA acting graduate Jai Courtney has been cast in a career making role, opposite Bruce Willis in Die Hard 5, A Good Day to Die Hard.

Courtney will take on the roll of Jack McLane, the estranged son of John Mclane (Willis), in the next instalment of the successful franchise. According the the studio’s release, the film will be set in Moscow and should allow Jack plenty of opportunities to shoot at Russian bad guys.

A statement released by his agent MMA reads:

“The team at Mark Morrissey & Associates extends a warm congratulations to Jai. Our team at MMA is thrilled because 20th Century Fox held an exhaustive search for this role before offering Jai the part.” Morrissey

Since graduating from WAAPA Courtney’s career has gone from strength to strength appearing in All Saints, Packed to the Rafters and most recently as Varro on the series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.

The film is due to open in February 2013.

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Matt earned a Commerce Degree from Deakin University, majoring in Marketing and Electronic Commerce, had a 'real job' for a while before giving it all up and running away to WAAPA. After graduating from the Musical Theatre course in 2006, Matt has worked extensively in the professional theatre world including playing Rum Tum Tugger during the Taiwan season of CATS (2010) and appearing in Opera Australia's production of My Fair Lady (2008-2009). Matt is the founder of Emptyhead Designs - a web design company which specialises in creating websites and internet marketing solutions for Actors, Artists and Small Business. In 2010, Matt completed a Certificate in Web Design from Grenadi School of Design.

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