After Paul’s tragic death on Nov. 30, fans will be relieved to know that his character Brian will not be replaced in the upcoming, half-completed film ‘Fast & Furious 7’. If anything, a look-alike will be used to fill in for Paul in certain scenes, a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
After Paul Walker‘s shocking and sudden death in a car crash following a charity event in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Nov. 30, the producers of Fast & Furious 7 are doing everything they can to pay homage to the actor’s iconic role of Brian O’Conner. A source close to the production tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that “they will not reshoot Paul’s scenes with another actor.” Read on for more details.
Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ Character: Look-Alike May Be Used In ‘F&F 7’
It’s been less than 48 hours since Paul tragically left us, and Hollywood — in the midst of its grieving — has had to start making decisions about the latest installment of the Fast & Furious franchise, which was slated to finish filming in 2014. Thankfully, it seems the production’s number one priority is to pay tribute to Paul and his character.
“They will not reshoot Paul’s scenes with another actor but might have a look-alike to fill in for spots to explain certain scenes better,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.
How Will ‘Fast & Furious 7’ Handle Paul Walker’s Passing?
While we are deeply saddened by Paul’s loss and the reminder of how fleeting life can be, it is good to know that Fast & Furious 7 will go on.
“Every possible angle moving forward with the script is on the table, ” a source told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “They have thought of killing his character off in a heroic fashion, taking him completely out of the film and even keeping what he filmed and surrounding it with new scenes to make it all make sense. They are delaying everything until they figure it out, which most likely will be next year after the holidays.”
While all options are being considered, one thing is certain: the new film will honor it’s late star’s memory.
— Tierney McAfee, Reporting by Russ Weakland