Published: December 16, 2013
Cody Walker, Paul Walker’s younger brother, Cody Walker, may be under consideration for filming the deceased actor’s parts to finish up the final scenes for “Fast & The Furious 7.”
Cody Walker, 25, works as a movie stuntman, and could take his brother’s place on the film after Paul Walker, 40, died Nov. 30 in Santa Clarita, Calif., in a fatal car crash.
Paul Walker was on a break from filming the latest in movie franchise when he died, prompting Universal Pictures to immediately shut down production.
“Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death,” a source close to the production told Britain’s the Daily Mail. “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,” the source said. “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.”
Universal Pictures had not commented on the possibility of using Cody Walker to stand in for his brother on the production.
“At this time we feel it is our responsibility to shut down production on “Fast & Furious 7″ for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise. We are committed to keeping Fast & Furious fans informed, and we will provide further information to them when we have it. Until then, we know they join us in mourning the passing of our dear friend Paul Walker,” Universal said.