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​New Paul Walker Documentary To Explore His Fast Rise To Fame And Tragic Death

Jess Hardiman

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​New Paul Walker Documentary To Explore His Fast Rise To Fame And Tragic Death

Paramount Network will be paying homage to late actor Paul Walker with a new documentary about his fast rise to fame and his tragic death in 2013 at the age of 40.

the network will be turning its attention to the popular Fast and Furious star following the success of documentaries about Heath Ledger and John F. Kennedy Jr. To do so, it will once again team up with Network Entertainment filmmaker Derik Murray to create a 'never-before-seen comprehensive look at Walker', People reports.

Murray - who has also explored the lives of Muhammad Ali and Bruce Lee in film - will bring in Adrian Buitenhuis as director, while Paramount Network's Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke will be serving as executive producers.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

The film, which will be called I Am Paul Walker, will feature interviews with co-stars of Walker, along with others that were close to him.

As well as focusing on Walker's film credits, it will also touch on his involvement in philanthropy, including his role in helping to rebuild Haiti after the island was struck by a devastating earthquake back in 2010.

While Walker was most famous for starring in the popular Fast and Furious movie franchise as protagonist Brian O'Conner, he also featured in teen flicks She's All That, Varsity Blues and Pleasantville, along with others including the Clint Eastwood-directed Flags of Our Fathers, survival drama Eight Below, 2005's Into the Blue and action film The Death and Life of Bobby Z.

Both Hours and Brick Mansions were released after Walker's death, while Furious 7 marked his last performance in a film, before he died in a car crash in late November 2013.

When the latest installment,The Fate of the Furious,was released last summer, filmmakers decided to include a moving tribute to the late star, naming the son of Dominic (played by Vin Diesel) 'Brian' - the name of Paul Walker's character.

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Co-star Michelle Rodriguez confessed to E!News that filming without Paul wasn't easy, saying: "It was hard to move on without him. He is the essence of why we were excited to come on-board because he kept that childhood excitement about that realm and following through in what we were doing.

"He's a big part of the family, but at the end of the day, we have a big responsibility, and it's a global one so we gotta keep on trucking."

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Topics: Film, Fast and Furious, Documentary, Paul Walker, Movie

Jess Hardiman
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