‘Fast and Furious 7′ Star Vin Diesel Welcomes Paul Walker’s Brothers to the Set
There is no easy way to finish ‘Fast and Furious 7‘ without being somewhat insensitive toward the tragic death of series lead Paul Walker, but the cast and crew found the best and most noble solution imaginable. We already knew that Walker’s brothers were going to join the production to help finish the film as body doubles, but they officially arrived on set and it looks like this plan is going to work.
Vin Diesel shared the image above via his Facebook page, and, yes, you have every right to be thoroughly moved. Over six increasingly B-A-N-A-N-A-S movies, the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise stopped being all about cars and stunts and started being all about the importance of family, so the involvement of Walker’s brothers is a solution that’s actually thematically resonant with the series as a whole. Caleb (on the left) doesn’t look too much like Paul, but Cody (on the right) is his spitting image. In wide shots (or through a car window), it’ll be hard to tell the difference.
Here’s the message Diesel posted alongside the image. Once again, you are allowed to cry manly, macho tears:
When I heard the news, I left the production, grabbed a plane and took my family and Michelle back to LA… drove directly to his parent’s house…
His Father said, Paul loved you Vin… I awkwardly and nervously said, aw come on… then he said… you don’t have to get along every second to love each other… so true.
P.s. After spending time with his biological brothers, I must say to the parents, you raised some great kids.
‘Fast and Furious 7′ will open April 10, 2015.