'Fast And Furious 7' Film: Justin Bieber Not the Best Replacement for Paul Walker?

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By Sonalee singh | December 16, 2013 6:15 PM EST

Since the death of "Fast And Furious 7" actor Paul Walker, the makers of the film are looking for the replacement for his character of Brian'O Connor. Previously, it was rumored that Justin Bieber might replace the actor, but now the buzz is that Paul Walker's brother, Cody Walker will finish the remaining parts of "Fast and the Furious 7."

Cody Walker is a stuntman by profession and has a body language akin to Paul Walker. He is 15 years younger to Paul and has blonde hair. However, his smile and looks have an uncanny resemblance to Paul. 

It has been reported that after Paul was cremated in the Hollywood Forest Lawn Memorial, the production house approached Cody for the film. Though it is still not clear whether Cody will replace Paul or will he play a new character.  According to reports of Gaurdianlv.com, "Universal is seriously considering working Walker's death into the verse of Fast & Furious. The script is being rewritten in order to resume production on the film to meet July 2014 premiere deadline."

If the scriptwriters are considering rewriting the film then they can introduce a fresh character in the film, post Brian's death (Paul Walker) There are also rumors that Cody may do the long shots of the film so that it could be wrapped up on time.

According to a source to Mailonline.com, "Producers had a string of meetings right after Paul's death. 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."

"They can shoot Cody from behind and at distance and if it's a shot they need Paul's face in close up they can CGI it later on. If Cody agrees it's because he wants to honor his brother's memory. There are many details that still need to be worked out, but right now the family and cast and crew are all still grieving".

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