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‘Fast & Furious 7’ May Use Body Doubles, CGI for Paul Walker Scenes

After setting a new release date in December for “Fast & Furious 7,” Universal suggested that deceased star Paul Walker would appear in the franchise’s next installment.

The New York Daily News reports that crucial remaining scenes featuring Walker will be completed using body doubles and CGI faces.

“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base,” a source told the paper. “Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI.”

Universal declined to comment.

Director Ridley Scott made a similar substitution in 1999 when actor Oliver Reed died during production of “Gladiator.”

Production on “Fast & Furious 7” was delayed after Walker, who played Brian O’Conner in every film in the series except for “Tokyo Drift,” died in a car crash on Nov. 30 in Valencia, Calif. while on Thanksgiving break from filming. Shooting in Abu Dhabi is set to resume in April.

The street racing pic, which had been scheduled for release on July 11, will hit theaters on April 10, 2015.

 

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