Cody Walker, Paul Walker’s Brother, Lands First Film Role
Cody Walker, the youngest brother of late actor Paul Walker, has landed his first major film role in USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.
Cody Walker Lands Film Role
Walker, 27, will star alongside Nicholas Cage in World War II movie USS Indianapolis, according to Variety. In the film, Walker will play one of the crewmen on the ship, which was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July 1945. Cage, meanwhile, is playing the ship’s captain, Charles Butler McVay.
After his brother’s tragic death in November 2013, Cody and his older brother Caleb Walker were called on to help complete Furious 7, which had been nearing the end of production at the time of Paul’s death. Cody ended up catching the acting bug, and revealed earlier this year that he was pursuing a career in Hollywood.
Since getting to work on USS Indianapolis, Cody has been posting pictures from the set on Instagram.
“#Onset of #ussindianapolis with @jwwactor @patrice_cols @craig_tate,” he captioned one snap. “I love these guys #filming #thesouth #alabamadoeshaveabeachanditsreallynice.”
The budding actor captioned another picture, “Great people, great times. #ussindianapolis #filming @melissa_wulfe @craig_tate @brianpresley @_adamscottmiller_ @jwwactor.”
In addition to Walker and Cage, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage stars Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter and Brian Presley. Mario Van Peebles is directing the film from a script penned by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro.