Now that they’ve completed the film, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that Cody is planning to follow in his brother’s footsteps and pursue a Hollywood career.
Caleb and Cody did not have any acting experience before they came aboard the movie as body-doubles. Director James Wan revealed in an interview with Variety that they “went through a crash course in knowing how to perform for the camera.”
It was a whole different world for them and I think they had new found respect for what their brother did.
As a result, THR reported that Cody, who is 15 years younger than Paul, has been bitten by the acting bug.
Sources told THR that Cody has been working with Paul’s manager Matt Luber at Luber Rocklin Entertainment. He is also meeting with various Hollywood talent agencies as he is keen to pursue a career both in movies and on television beyond the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The 26-year-old up-and-coming actor was among the guests who attended the Hollywood premiere of “Furious 7” on Wednesday night. Upon hearing Walker’s career plans, Jordana Brewster, who played the wife of Paul Walker’s character in the film, said:
I think that’s great. If it helped spark a dream, that’s awesome!
It is unclear which talent agency Cody has signed on to, but he is currently working as a brand manager for “Reach Out Worldwide”, his late brother’s foundation that helps emergency responders to get into disaster-stricken areas.
“Furious 7″ is slated for release on 3rd April 2015 and it is expected to be one of the top-grossing films in 2015.