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Die Hard director released from jail

Published on Feb 26, 2014 6:34 AM
US film director and president of the jury John McTiernan delivers a speech on Jan 31, 2010 in Gerardmer, eastern France. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Die Hard director John McTiernan was released from prison Tuesday after nearly a year behind bars in connection with a wire-tapping scandal, his wife said.

Tiernan, whose films also include The Hunt For Red October and The Thomas Crown Affair, was freed from prison in Yankton, South Dakota, his wife Gail told AFP, giving no further details immediately.

He spent 328 days in jail, according to a Free John McTiernan Facebook page last updated shortly before his release. He was jailed last April.

McTiernan has already signed to direct an action movie, Red Squad following his release, according to industry journal Variety.

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