Paul Walker's brothers are helping to finish 'Fast & Furious 7'
It looks like production of Fast & Furious 7 is still happening. Deceased actor Paula Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody are actually going to stand in for him to help complete the movie. Apparently Paul had shot more of the scenes for the movie so they'll just be filling in where needed. But wait ... isn't that going to confuse people? Not really because his brothers look JUST like him!
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You already know that Paul died in a tragic car crash over this past Thanksgiving. I really thought they weren't going to release the movie after that, but according to a Facebook update, Paul "had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast & Furious 7. So they decided to continue shooting and our using his two brothers for the remaining scenes.
"Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production," the update says. Apparently the team came together and felt that continuing the film was the best thing to do. They felt that Fast & Furious 7 was the strongest work of Paul's career. "We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too," it says.
I actually think it's a good idea that they're continuing the production and who better to play Paul than his own brothers? Had they used some other actor, I think it would have been insensitive and inappropriate. But having Paul's brothers in the film is like having a piece of Paul. And like I said these two bear such a striking resemblance to him--its nuts!
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How do you feel about Paul's brothers stepping in to finish the film?