August 31, 2016 | Updated at 10:17 AM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

'Fast and Furious 7' Spoilers & News: Paul Walker's Brother Takes on Deceased Actor's Role in the Film? [VIDEO]

It is being rumored that Paul Walker's younger brother Cody might be up for consideration to play the deceased actor's role in the film because of the physical resemblance.

By Natasha Taggart, EnStars on Dec 16, 2013 01:19 PM EST
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Paul Walker thrives on action. He loved fast cars -- hence him constantly driving one in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise -- and once said "Love action sequences...that’s my strength - from racing car
(Photo : Twitter/Paul Walker)

Paul Walker's younger brother Cody may take on the deceased actor's role in Fast and Furious 7 because of their physical resemblance, a source told MailOnline.

As studio executives and filmmakers behind the 2014 thriller have been busy trying to figure out how to accommodate a change in plot in light of Paul's death, it has been confirmed that they still intend on finishing the film on time.

Fast and Furious 7 News: Plot and Movie Script Being Rewritten to Incorporate Paul Walker Send-Off

It was previously reported that writers were trying to work a suitable send-off for Paul's character in the film, but new reports suggest that the production team might be cast the actor's younger brother so the plot transition is easier.

An inside source said that after a string of meetings following Paul's death, filmmakers realized that they need someone who bore a physical likeness to the late actor in order to finish the film. Finding a 'double' for Paul would help them film necessary scenes.

"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."

Cody, 25, is based in Oregon. Since Paul's death he has been staying at his mother Cheryl's home in Los Angeles.

Paul died on Nov. 30 in a car crash in Santa Clarita, Calif. He was the passenger in a car being driven by his friend, race car driver Roger Rodas, who also died in the accident. The speeding car hit a tree and instantly burst into flames, causing both the actor and Rodas to die on the spot. The actor was headed home after attending a charity event for his foundation, Reach Out Worldwide.

Paul is survived by his 15-year-old daughter, Meadow.

 

 

Watch a tribute video for the actor created by the Fast and Furious franchise:

 

 

 

 

 

© 2016 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Nick Viall

Should Nick Viall Be The New Bachelor?

Fans are wary of the decision to pick two-time runner-up Nick Viall as the new man in charge of handing out the roses

Shanda Denyce

'LHHH' Star Shanda Denyce Says She & Willie Taylor 'Separated' After Cheating Drama

While we have seen lots of drama between Shanda Denyce & Willie Taylor on VH1's 'Love & Hip Hop Hollywood,' Shanda revealed a brief period of separation that didn't air on the show.

Phaedra Parks

'RHOA' Co-Stars Porsha Williams & Phaedra Parks Defend NeNe Leakes Amid Her Tax Woes

Porsha Williams and Phaedra Parks stand by their Bravo 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' co-stars after it came out she owes the IRS almost $1 million.

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani's Boyfriend Blake Shelton Secretly met With Gavin Rossdale?

Gwen Stefani's past and present loves may have just endured a sit-down meeting with one another.

Big Brother

Big Brother 18: Does James Finally Realize What's Going On?

James, Natalie and Michelle are proving this week how quickly you can lose the game.

Real Time Analytics