After Paul Walker’s tragic death, production halted on ‘Fast & Furious 7,’ and the team was unsure how to fill the role of Brian O’Conner. According to a new report, the studios are bringing in four body doubles!
Fast & Furious 7 is set to hit theaters in April 10, 2015, and after the sad passing of Paul Walker on November 29, the cast and crew went back and forth about how they would finish the film. With the help of CGI, and voice overs, Paul will still be a part of the set, according to a new report!
Paul Walker In ‘Fast & Furious 7’ With Help Of CGI
“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base,” one source close to production told NY Daily News. “Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI.”
Check out the full scoop from VH1’s The Gossip Table:
Cast Honors Paul Walker Before Filming
It makes sense that the producers are doing everything they can to finish the movie with someone who resembles Paul — 85 percent of it was already filmed with him in it!
“The fans are really going to feel like they’re still experiencing Paul Walker and Brian O’Conner in this franchise and we’re going to make it fun and make the best of it,” Tyrese told Yahoo’s The Insider.
Plus, even without them there the cast pays tribute to him while filming.
God’s grace is all we have,” Tyrese revealed to toofab.com. “Before we start filming we are going to have a strong prayer. That will be the start — before we film anything. That’s what is needed for us to do Fast & Furious 7. This is the only movie I ever worked on where we are all real close — even after the movie is over. It wasn’t just losing a co-star, he was family for real. That’s why it took so long to recover.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is it good that they’re using body doubles and Paul’s face and voice to recreate the star? Let us know!
— Emily Longeretta