Hollywood has done it again. Failing to come up with an original idea, they’ve gone back to the money-making well known as Die Hard. At some point in the near future, Bruce Willis will star in Die Hard: Year One. Half the movie will be a prequel, following John McClane as a rookie cop, and the other half will be a sequel, following John McClane as a 60-year-old who should be a grandfather.
Casting is underway for the film. Jai Courtney played McClane’s son in A Good Day to Die Hard and Mary Elizabeth Winstead played his daughter in previous films. I assume both will be back in their roles for the present day shots of the movie. Unless they refuse to do an obvious cash grab movie. Who knows who will be cast for the prequel scenes or how they’ll make Bruce Willis appear 40 years younger.
Actually, that part is easy. Just put a wig on him.
Bonnie Bedelia played McClane’s estranged wife in the original Die Hard. If the timeline adds up, the two could be together when McClane was a rookie cop. Bringing Bedelia back would be a nice surprise for fans of the franchise, but I’m not holding my breath.
I just hope that the prequel part isn’t more action packed than the original movie. Part of the charm of Die Hard was a single cop managing to take out a group of German terrorists. If we find out that years earlier, the same cop took down the entire New York mob and a group of terrorists, all of a sudden McClane’s 1988 Christmas adventure doesn’t look so impressive. He’s a rookie cop. Just have him sit behind a desk and do a bunch of paperwork. That’s all rookie cops do 90 percent of the time anyway.
There’s no release date for Die Hard: Year One.
Can you imagine anyone other than Tom Hanks as Forest Gump? What about anyone besides Matthew Broderick as Ferris Bueller?
You won't believe what actors actually turned town those roles. In fact, we've got a list of 24 actors who passed on iconic roles -- sometimes for better, and sometimes for worse.
Check them out below!
1. Michelle Pfeiffer, Silence of the Lambs
2. Al Pacino, Star Wars
3. Sarah Michelle Gellar, Clueless
4. Leonardo DiCaprio, Boogie Nights
5. Johnny Depp, Ferris Bueller's Day Off
6. Lindsay Lohan, The Hangover
Just because an actor works on a film doesn't mean they're proud of it.
Sometimes, they just gotta pay the bills and take a role that well, isn't the best.
Find out which 22 stars hated their own movies and weren't afraid to admit it! Some of them may even surprise you.
1. Ben Affleck
2. Katherine Heigl
3. Jim Carrey
4. George Clooney
5. Robert Pattinson
6. Jessica Alba
“We’re very busy around here,” Heming Willis tells PEOPLE.
And when it comes to raising their two girls and managing the couple’s work schedules, she says, it’s “definitely a balancing act.”
“I have a blog so I work from home. There’s other stuff that I’m doing, but I try and base everything from our house,” Heming Willis, 37, explains. “My husband’s the same. When he’s not working, we’re home.”
“We’re basically a stay-at-home family with the exception that we have to go into the city sometimes and do meetings and this, that and the other,” adds the Room to Grow ambassador, whose husband recently wrapped a run on Broadway in Misery. “So it’s a juggling act for the most part, but you just do it. You just make it work.”
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And Heming Willis says their daughter Mabel’s most recent milestone has helped the Willis household out.
“She’s 4, so I just feel like we’ve come out of the twos and threes, which were lots of tantrums and what not,” explains Heming Willis. “She’s, I wouldn’t say starting to mellow out, but she definitely can express herself more so it definitely eases things up I think around here.”
Meanwhile, Evelyn is “starting to use the potty.”
“That’s a big thing for us at the moment,” the model-designer says. “I’m excited at the idea of moving away from diapers at some point.”
As for the best part about mommyhood for Heming Willis?
“There’s so many great things about motherhood,” she says. “It’s just taught me so much. It’s taught me so much about myself and just seeing that I have so much more patience than I actually ever could imagine.”
She continues: “You get to be a kid again, which is fun. We took the kids to Disney World just at the start of spring break — and my husband and I had just as much fun as the kids.”
Heming Willis admits her and her movie star husband are just “having a ball” with their baby girls.
“It’s a pleasure, but it’s hard as well,” she says. “But for the most part, more pleasure than pain definitely.”
— Mariah Haas
Playtime in the wings!
Actor Bruce Willis took some time between acts to hang out with his youngest daughters — Mabel Ray, 3, and Evelyn Penn, 20 months — at the New York City theatre where he’s starring in the Broadway adaptation Misery.
In a photo shared by Willis’ wife, Emma Heming-Willis, the actor sits with his girls as they enjoy a snack.
“#TheaterLife,” the 37-year-old mom of two captioned the cute candid.
The actor is starring alongside Roseanne alum Laurie Metcalf in the show, which plays eight times a week until Feb. 14.
“She said to ‘go home and go to bed.’ You have to look after your voice,” said Willis.
— Lindsay Kimble
We're surprised too!
It turns out that some of our favorite actors are also pretty talented musicians (okay, some more than others).
These 18 actors are either currently a member of a band or they've been a member of one in the past. See which actors really love to rock it out below!
1. Juliette Lewis
2. Jared Leto
3. Bruce Willis
4. Adam Brody
5. Dennis Quaid and the Sharks
6. Jada Pinkett Smith
Take a look at 29 celebrities you didn't know weren't born in the U.S. They might have grown up here, but they weren't born here!
1. Mila Kunis
2. Jim Carrey
3. Natalie Portman
4. Amy Adams
5. Nina Dobrev
6. Bruce Willis
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis‘ marriage seemed like years ago, but the effects are still felt.
They’ve divorced back in ’98, but any separation was bound to have its long-term impact on the kids, especially Rumer Willis.
“”When their father and I decided to divorce, it probably had the biggest impact on her,” Demi shares.
She continues, “There really wasn’t anything I could do to stop it. Her self-esteem was nothing. I could only just keep loving her and loving her until she could love herself,” referring to Rumer’s breakdown during her teens, which everyone scrutinized.
Fast forward to the present: the kids are now fine, and the parents are still friends, so we can say this is one amicable separation.
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