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Paul Walker’s lookalike brother reportedly asked to step in for the tragic star to film final scenes on Fast & Furious 7

fast-furious-6-paul-walker-600x236It’s been revealed that Paul Walker’s younger, lookalike brother 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 two weeks ago. And in a poignant tribute to the star, MailOnline reveals Cody Walker, 25, who has worked as a movie stuntman, is set to take his 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 our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew, and filmmakers.’

A source close to production said: ‘Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death. 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.’

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, and the source added: ‘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, according to the source.

The Hollywood Reporter reported that screenwriter Chris Morgan is hard at work on script revisions to director James Wan’s Fast & The Furious 7 with hopes of ‘retiring’ the character using footage that was shot before Paul passed away in a car accident in Los Angeles on November 30. The magazine reported that the cast could be back to work as early as January on the sequel, but added: ‘that’s a big if.’

Sources told THR that Universal has ‘already has poured about $150 million into the film, a bill that its insurance firm, Fireman’s Fund, might have to pay in full if Universal concludes the picture must be started anew.’

See pictures of the brothers below.

article-2517466-19CEE01800000578-727_634x480Paul Walker and his youngest brother Cody, 25, give a toast at their brother Caleb’s wedding in October

article-2517466-19CEE13000000578-98_634x949Beaming, the Walker brothers, from left, Cody, Caleb and Paul, pose in the fall sunshine at Caleb’s October wedding

 

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  1. Yemie

     /  December 14, 2013

    Wow! the Walker brothers are a sight to behold, but na Paul hot pass jare; na him be the original eye candy. These white guys can be very daring and fearless, will Cody seriously consider playing Paul’s part after all that’s happened? Seeing that he’s a stuntsman, I think I already know the answer to that question.

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  2. chika

     /  December 14, 2013

    How did their parent make such beautiful men?

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