The late Paul Walker‘s younger, look-alike brother has reportedly been asked to step in to complete remaining scenes for Fast & Furious 7, as a tribute to Paul. The 40-year-old actor was involved in a fatal car accident in Santa Clarita, California two weeks ago. Cody Walker, 25, has worked as a movie stuntman and resides in Oregon, but is currently living in California with his mother to comfort her since Paul’s death. A source close to production told the Daily Mail that “producers had a string of meetings” about the completion of the film.
The source said, “They soon realized they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie and that’s when they approached his nearly identical brother, Cody. They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving.”
The Hollywood Reporter says script revisions are in the works to retire Paul’s character in the movie franchise. The initial release date for the seventh installment was July 14, 2014, but there has been no word yet on when production will resume. ~Jennifer Yoo