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Paul Walker’s brother scores a lead role in “Fast and Furious 8”

Fast & Furious 8
Fast & Furious 8

Cody Walker, 25, stuntman and brother of late actor Paul Walker will have a leading role in the next “Fast and Furious” film. The younger brother recently filled in for his older brother Paul in the seventh movie franchise. Paul Walker died tragically in a fiery crash on November 13.

Another brother, Caleb, was also on hand to play body double for Paul’s unfinished scenes. According to one source, “Paul’s character Brian O’Conner will be seen retiring, while his younger brother will join the crew.”

The source also added: “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 is so likeable and charming. It would be a tribute to Paul that Cody carries on the Walker name in the “Fast and Furious” movies.

Production is said to be currently underway in California. Also returning to the fold are: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris and Great Britain’s action star Jason Statham. Other new faces include: Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell and Tony Jaa.