Reports have surfaced that Paul’s lookalike younger brother Cody Walker is in talks with Universal to step in to film Paul Walker’s final scenes.
Here’s what an unidentified insider had to say
“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. 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.”
Cody Walker, who had previously worked as a movie stuntman in the past, resides in Oregon, although he has been in Los Angeles since his brother’s death to help comfort his mother Cheryl.
A Universal Pictures spokesperson released the following statement.
“Right now, all of us at Universal are dedicated to providing support to Paul’s immediate family and our extended Fast & Furious family of cast, crew and filmmakers.”
I would think it would be the natural thing to do to have Paul’s brother step in since Paul had already began filming before he passed away. Better his brother that someone random, right?