Paul Walker's kin to stand in for him in 'Fast and Furious 7'

Written by PTI | Los Angeles | Updated: Apr 17 2014, 02:17am hrs
'Fast and Furious 7' will resume production with late actor Paul Walker's brothers joining the cast.

In order to give Paul Walker' a proper send-off, Cody and Caleb Walker have confirmed to complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production, reported Ace Showbiz.

Paul Walker died in a car crash last November. He was 40 and is survived by a daughter named Meadow.

Cody in his mid-twenties is the youngest of the three siblings. He is a paramedic who previously worked as a movie stuntman. Caleb, meanwhile, is in his late thirties.

"'Fast and Furious' saga is about family... We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul's brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our FAST family. Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production. Having them on set has made us all feel that Paul Walker is with us too," Universal announced the news on a Facebook note.

"We are just under a year away from the release of 'Fast and Furious 7', and this film is the most important we've ever done together. It will allow the character of Brian O'Conner to live on and let us celebrate Paul in his most defining role."

Following Paul Walker's passing, O'Conner will be retired in this seventh installment directed by James Wan. The late actor had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for 'Fast and Furious 7'.

The movie was originally due this year, but has been moved back to April 10, 2015 after his tragic accident. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris, and Tyrese Gibson are among the returning cast members.