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Following the sudden death of Paul Walker late last year, many of the actor's film projects were put in limbo. Now one of them, "Agent 47," may have found a replacement for its late, would-be lead.
TheWrap reports that Rupert Friend (star of Showtime drama "Homeland" and several British period pieces, including "Young Victoria" and "Pride & Prejudice") is in talks to take on Walker's role as the star of "47," a reboot of 2007's "Hitman," which starred Timothy Olyphant. Walker was set to shoot the flick after he wrapped production on "Fast and Furious 7," but was killed in a car crash in November.
Per TheWrap's description, "Agent 47" follows a "famed assassin who boasts a barcode tattoo on the back of his head." Its plot is taken from a popular video game series.
"Agent 47" will be helmed by commercials director Aleksander Bach. Skip Woods, a writer on "Hitman," will co-script the project along with Kyle Ward and Michael Finch.