Rupert Friend To Replace Walker As “Agent 47” Assassin

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When Paul Walker died November 2013 in a horrific, high speed car wreck, he left a couple of movie projects he was working on in limbo.

The “Fast and Furious” franchise will use as much of the Walker footage as they can. However, producers of the movie “Agent 47” have had to do a re-cast. And, the new hire is Rupert Friend, who has been in “Pride & Prejudice” and “The Young Victoria”. He’s currently on the show “Homeland”, which airs on Showtime.

“Agent 47” is a sequel the movie “Hitman”, which was released in 2007 and grossed about $100 million worldwide even though critics didn’t really care for it. Friend will play the cunningly smooth assassin that Walker was set to do after the filming of “Fast and Furious 7” was complete. Walker was picked after a replacement was needed for Timothy Olyphant, who played the lead role in the first movie.

Aleksander Back will be directing “Agent 47”.

On Dec. 13, Walker’s movie “Hours” was released; two weeks after his tragic death.

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