Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who portrayed Bruce Willis’ daughter in Live Free or Die Hard, is set to appear in the latest installment of the legendary Die Hard franchise, according to Cinema Blend. John Moore’s A Good Day to Die Hard, which is slated to hit theaters next year, follows the ongoing adventures of unstoppable cop John McClane (Willis).
Although the next entry will focus on the hero’s relationship with his son John McClane, Jr. (Spartacus: Vengeance star Jai Courtney), reports seem to indicate that Winstead’s character, who figured prominently into the plot of the previous endeavor, will make some sort of appearance. Since little information about her role is known at the moment, it’s currently unknown how much of a part she’ll play.
Ted Cross, the extra who frequently writes about his various experiences and projects, revealed Winstead’s participation in the film on his blog, much to the dismay of studio executives. Apparently the Scott Pilgrim vs. the World co-star was supposed to be a secret, though nobody thought to tell the extras.
“When I blogged yesterday about working as an extra, I believed that it was the details of the scene that were meant to be kept under wraps, and I didn’t say anything about it,” Cross wrote on his website. “I had no idea that people didn’t already know about the actress playing in the scene, or I would never have put that in. So, it may be too little too late, but I have removed my post and I apologize for not understanding that her role wasn’t meant to be revealed for some reason.”
Although another site posted pictures of Winstead on-set shortly after Cross’ mistake, he admitted that it “still doesn’t make me feel better.” He added, “I honestly didn’t know her presence was a secret.”
The cat is certainly out of the bag now. Unless the studio decides to nix the cameo, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is all set to appear in A Good Day to Die Hard, though you’re really not supposed to know about that.