While Paul Walker was best known for the Fast & Furious, he also had a few other films lined up, two of which have now decided it is time to find a replacement, with Deadline reporting James Marsden is likely to take Walker place in The Best Of Me, while Rupert Friend is in talks for Agent 47, according to TheWrap.
The Best of Me is adapted from Nicholas Sparks’ novel, which follows two high school sweethearts, Dawson Cole and Amanda Collier, who reunite 25 years later at the funeral of their friend. James Marsden has been offered the role of Dawson, with Michelle Monaghan portraying Amanda. Michael Hoffman will direct. The film was due for an October 2014 release, but that may shift due to Walker’s death.
Agent 47 is the planned reboot based of the Hitman videogame series, which previously became a movie starring Timothy Olyphant in 2007. In the game, Agent 47 is an assassin with a barcode tattoo on the back of his head. Friend has previously appeared in Pride & Prejudice, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and The Young Victoria, and more recently has been starring in Homeland. Aleksander Bach is making his feature directorial debut with the movie. It isn’t known when it might shoot.