It looks like “Fast and Furious 7” will be a family affair. The film has hired on Paul Walker’s two brothers Caleb and Cody as Walker’s body-doubles, allowing the team to wrap up shooting on the actor’s final film in the franchise.
When Paul Walker died in November, fans wondered how his character, former undercover agent Brian O’Conner, would live on in the popular series. Walker had finished filming a good portion of the seventh film, but there was still much to be done.
What better body-doubles, then, than Walker’s real-life brothers?
Universal announced the news on Facebook Tuesday (April 15), writing, “The FAST & FURIOUS saga is about family. The characters are connected by the bond of family, and it is how all of us who have worked together for more than thirteen years feel about each other.”
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family,” the film’s team continued, calling Walker’s work on the film “among the strongest work of his career.”
“Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul is with us too,” the post went on to say of his brothers.
“Fast and Furious 7” will arrive in theaters on April 10, 2015, at which point we’ll be able to see what’s in store for O’Conner — as well as the brothers’ tribute to the beloved actor.