Vin Diesel, Tyreese Gibson & Ludacris Film 'Fast & Furious 7' On Malibu Beach
Vin Diesel, Tyreese Gibson and Ludacris finished up filming Fast and Furious 7 on the beach in Malibu, Calif., on Monday.
Vin Diesel, Tyreese & Ludacris Film 'Fast 7'
Diesel, Gibson and rapper Ludacris were joined on the Fast and Furious set by fellow franchise stars Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster. Caleb and Cody Walker, the surviving lookalike brothers of the late Paul Walker, were also present for the afternoon shoot, as they’ve been tapped to stand in for their actor brother.
In the highly lucrative street racing franchise, Diesel plays tough guy Dominic Toretto, Gibson plays ex-con Roman Pearce, while Ludacris is in the role of Tej Parker, a close friend of Walker’s character Brian O’Conner. Rodriguez’s character Letty, who was absent from a number of the sequels, is a racer and Dom’s girlfriend who suffered amnesia following a car wreck. Brewster’s Mia Toretto is Dom’s sister.
Following Walker’s death in November 2013, production on Fast and Furious 7 was indefinitely halted. Since Walker, one of the main stars of the franchise, hadn’t yet wrapped filming, producers had to figure out how best to move forward – if they were to move forward at all. Ultimately, with the support of Walker’s brothers, the production continued.
Fast & Furious 7 is slated for release April 10, 2015.
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