Paul Walker’s brother and “Furious 7” stand-in, Cody Walker, is getting his first movie role in the film “USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage.”
Cody landed a major supporting role and is set to act alongside Nicolas Cage, Deadline reported. The film will be directed by Mario Van Peebles and takes place during World War II. The story will revolve around Cage’s character, Captain Charles McVay, and the commander’s attempt to save his men after their ship was hit by a torpedo. The ship sank in 12 minutes. The movie focuses on the struggle of the men to stay alive amidst the threat of salt poisoning, dehydration and shark attacks. It took four days before the remaining men were rescued.
The movie is based on a true story. The commander and his men were on a secret mission to deliver parts of the atom bomb, Little Boy, that was dropped on Hiroshima. The ship was torpedoed in the South Pacific in July 1945 and approximately 300 people went down with the ship. Cody plays a Navy soldier who fights to survive. According to Mirror, it is still unclear whether Cody will be one of the 317 crewmen who survived.
Hannibal Pictures, Richard Rionda and Mike Mendelson are producing the film. Stars Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane and Matt Lanter are also appearing in the movie.
Paul Walker’s brother seems excited with his new project, stated E!News. Cody has been sharing several pictures from the movie set on his Facebook page. The snaps showed the actor posing with other cast members, writing, “I love these guys.”
Before “Furious 7” premiered several months back, the 27-year-old star told E! that he was nervous about the project. Cody said, "To be honest, I'm a little nervous to see the completed project from an emotional standpoint. I know it's going to be very emotional. So far, from what I've heard and seen, I think Paul would be proud. I want this film to be the best one yet — and the most memorable. A lot of people are going to remember Paul by this movie, and I want it to be worthy."
The movie is set for release in 2016.