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Months after the tragic death of Paul Walker, the Fast and Furious franchise is ready to continue on — with some help from the actor’s own family, no less.
The official Fast and Furious 7 Facebook page has confirmed that Caleb and Cody Walker, Paul’s brothers, will step in to help finish the film. While the dramatic scenes involving former cop Brian O’Connor have already been filmed, the Walker brothers have been tapped to help fill in some “small gaps left in production.”
“Our family experienced an unthinkable shock in November. We had to take time to grieve Paul, the brother we love and lost, and to figure out if we should move on with our film,” the Facebook post reads. “We came together and all felt the only choice was to continue. We believe our fans want that, and we believe Paul would want that too. Paul had already shot his dramatic scenes and most of his action for Fast & Furious 7, and it’s among the strongest work of his career.”
“We have resumed shooting and now welcome Paul’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, into our Fast family,” it continues. “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 is with us too.”
Fast & Furious 7 hits theaters on April 10, 2015.