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The Fast & Furious franchise just named their newest star!
Paul Walker’s look-a-like younger brother Cody, 25, caught the eyes of producers while he was filling in for crucial scenes during filming of Fast & Furious 7. Following Paul’s death, Cody was used to shoot unfinished scenes that featured Paul’s character Brian O’Conner.
But now, he’s getting his own role in all of the flicks to come!
Sources say Paul’s character Brian will be seen retiring while his younger brother joins the crew in his place.
That way, both the O’Conner name AND the Walker name live on in the films!
What an AH-Mazing idea and tribute to Paul!
Producers explained that Cody is in no way just a replacement for Paul though. He has his own talents to offer onscreen!
An insider spilled:
"Of course, Cody isn’t a replacement for Paul in any way, but the producers were really grateful that he stepped in to help them finish this last film and Cody so likable and charming. It would be a tribute to Paul that Cody carries on the Walker name in the Fast and The Furious movies.”
Congratz on getting this part, Cody! We know your big brother would be so proud!
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