Paul Walker’s brother Cody has been asked by Fast & Furious 7 producers to step in and film the final scenes of the movie, which has been shutdown following the actor’s tragic passing on Nov. 30.
“Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul’s death,” a source close to the production exclusively tells MailOnline.
The insider adds, “They soon realized they needed someone who looked like Paul to finish the movie and that’s when they approached his nearly identical brother Cody.”
Paul, the oldest of five siblings, starred as undercover cop turned illegal street racer, Brian O’Conner, in five of the six movies.
Cody [pictured below on the left] has yet to make a decision, but the source says he’d mainly be used for shots from behind and at a distance if he accepts.
“If it’s a shot they need Paul’s face in close up they can CGI it later on,” the source says. “If Cody agrees it’s because he wants to honor his brother’s memory.”
For now, Cody and his family are grieving and preparing to say their final goodbyes to Paul at his funeral on Saturday.
The 40-year-old father of one and his friend, Roger Rodas, lost their lives two weeks ago after Roger crashed his 2005 Porsche Carrera GT into a pole and it erupted into flames. Speed played a factor in their deaths. The duo had just finished hosting a charity function through Paul’s non-profit organization, Reach Out WorldWide, in Santa Clarita, Calif.
Since his passing, tons of Paul’s co-stars and famous friends have honored the late star on social media. His Varsity Blues co-star James Van Der Beek shared a touching #tbt photo on Thursday of the pair on set of the 1999 film.