Rupert Friend Selected To Replace Paul Walker As "Agent 47"
After the tragic death of actor Paul Walker in a car accident last year, movie fans wondered if Fox's new "Hitman" movie would be postponed.
Walker was scheduled to star as the lead in the upcoming film "Agent 47." Without him, they needed to find a new leading man, and fast.
As it turns out, according to Variety, they did find a replacement: It's "Homeland" star Rupert Friend, who looks a lot like Orlando Bloom, for some reason. He joins a team that includes director Aleksander Bach and scriptwriters Skip Woods ("A Good Day to Die Hard") and Michael Finch. For now, it appears that the movie is still on track, although that may or may not be a good thing.
The latest game installment, Hitman: Absolution, was pretty darn good. The movies thus far, however, have not been good. Here's hoping Friend and Co. can turn it around.
1/9/2014 9:22:03 PM Ben Dutka