A young Bruce Willis look-a-like is gunning to play the part of the young John McClane in Disney’s Die Hard franchise reboot.
According to The Clarion Ledger, New Orleans-based actor Jeremy Sande (“Deepwater Horizon”) is pounding the pavement in the hopes that Walt Disney Studios will consider him for the role of a lifetime in the next “Die Hard” franchise.
Says the actor, “About a two years ago when I heard the chatter of a new Die Hard, I felt this was my opportunity.’ When it (Die Hard) came out it blew away the action genre. John McClane was just a normal guy who wound up in a situation where he had to perform outstanding acts to survive which is what the human genome is designed to do.”
“So I set out to produce a short film, basically as my informal audition tape. With the help of some incredibly talented filmmaking friends, we made “Roy” within a week.” Anyone that is a
Die Hard fan will understand the Roy reference from the original 1988 film, directed by John McTiernan.
Sande’s film “Roy” can be found on YouTube at:
“My degree of separation isn’t very far at all,” he said. “I blasted a couple of representatives and publicists. I’m picking up the bread crumbs and seeing where they lead me. It sounds crazy but if it works then I’m a genius.”
Sande has worked alongside some big names in Hollywood. Mark Wahlberg, Liam Hemsworth, and Bill Skarsgard, to name a few. He seems to think that he has learned what it will take to walk in those bloody footprints of Bruce Willis.
His IMDB credits can be viewed at: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3274961/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
“Since I was a little kid, I knew I wanted to be an entertainer. I watched every movie I could get my hands on. I feel like this is my shot… so I’m taking it.” Sande says. A more in depth telling of his story can be found at: