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Actors Will Double for Paul Walker on ‘Fast & Furious 7’

Actors Will Double for Paul Walker on ‘Fast & Furious 7’

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Fast & Furious 7 is back in production Atlanta after being halted late last year after star Paul Walker died in a horrific car crash. Many wondered how the project would be able to keep filming with so much having already been shot featuring Walker.

It’s being reported that four actors have been hired to double for Walker, while computer-generated imagery (CGI) will be used to include the star’s likeness.

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

A similar technique was employed after Oliver Reed died during the filming of 2000 epic Gladiator. The veteran actor passed away before all his scenes had been shot, so producers added him into the movie using a body double combined with CGI graphics.

Fast & Furious 7, which also stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson, is set for release in 2015.

Is this a good solution for Fast & Furious 7 – or does it creep you out? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below!

Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!

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