Despite earlier reports, Mary Elizabeth will be appearing in next year’s A Good Day To Die Hard, the fifth in the Die Hard franchise. Previously, Winstead had been playing coy when asked about her returning to the franchise to reprise her role of Lucy McClane, daughter of series hero John McClane (Bruce Willis) which she originated in 2007’s Live Free Or Die Hard.
The confirmation of her appearance comes from the blog of diplomat and sometime film extra Ted Cross (who has since removed his original post) who managed to get some work on the film during its Budapest, Hungary location work.
It’s a scene near the end of the movie… The best, though, was that I got to work with Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays Willis’s daughter.
Of course we don’t know how much screen time Winstead will get. This installment is reported to center on a situation that McLane’s son John (Jai Courtney) finds himself in that requires some high caliber help from his father. It is possible that Winstead’s appearance will be just enough to provide some continuity between the last film and this one much in the same way that Willis’ Die Hard co-star Reginald VanJohnson made a brief appearance in Die Hard 2.
Now if someone could just do something about getting Bonnie Bedelia back to play McClane’s now-estranged wife Holly one more time.
Via Bleeding Cool.