Paul Walker’s younger, lookalike brother, Cody Walker, has been asked to step in for him to film the final scenes for Fast & The Furious 7. The 40-year-old star was on a break from filming at the time of his death in a shocking car crash on November 30th. His remains was cremated on Thursday and he will be buried today in a private ceremony.
Cody Walker, 25, who has worked as a movie stuntman, is set to take his brother’s place in the latest installment of the hit franchise. Following Paul’s death, Universal Pictures announced it was their duty to shut down production, adding they were dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and the extended Fast & Furious cast, crew, and filmmakers. Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death and 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.
|He snapped this picture in October with Caleb and Cory, at Caleb’s wedding.|
Cody, who lives in Oregon, has been staying with his mother Cheryl in Los Angeles and helping to comfort her since his brother’s death. According to Universal Pictures, 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. In addition to this, Universal have also made it clear they will work with the Walker family and take their guidance on a fitting exit for Paul’s Fast & Furious character, Brian O’Connor.
May his soul continue to rest in peace!!!!!!!