Portion of Paul Walker-Led HOURS Box Office Dollars, Soundtrack Sales and FAST 6 Takings to Go to Charity
The generosity continues to pile on after actor Paul Walker's tragic death in a car crash earlier this month.
Deadline reports that Pantelion Films (via Lionsgate and Grupo Televisa) will now donate a portion of its HOURS box office proceeds to actor Paul Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide. Walker stars in HOURS, which hits theaters and VOD on Friday, December 16.
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In addition to box office dollars, Benjamin Wallfisch, who composed the music for HOURS, will also be donating a portion of the soundtrack's sales and royalties to the organization, with support from Varese Sarabande Records.
Universal also announced last week that it would be donating a percentage of proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release of Fast & Furious 6 to Reach Out Worldwide.
HOURS stars Walker as a father caring for his baby daughter after Hurricane Katrina. The movie also features Genesis Rodriguez and Nick Gomez and carries the marketing tagline: "Every second counts."
Walker's other recent project -- BRICK MANSIONS -- which finished production in September, will be out early next year. BRICK MANSIONS follows Walker as an undercover cop attempting to take down a crime lord with access to a neutron bomb.
FAST AND THE FURIOUS 7 was originally scheduled for a July 11, 2014 release but the film has now been delayed indefinitely. The movie also stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Walker died after he and a friend were leaving a charity event for Reach Out Worldwide, driving home in a Porsche, which struck a light pole. Walker was the passenger.
About Reach Out WorldWide: Reach Out WorldWide (ROWW) consisting of skilled volunteersis a non-profit registered 501(c)(3) organization. While part of a relief team responding to the massive earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, actor/producer Paul Walker saw a gap between the availability of skilled resources and the requirement for such personnel in post-disaster situations. Following the trip he contacted a group of his friends to assist him in forming ROWW with the purpose of filling this unmet need.
ROWW is a network of committed professionals with first responder skill-set (including project management, logistics, heavy equipment operation, EMT, paramedic, firefighting and healthcare, etc.). The volunteers provide their expertise when disasters strike and augment local resources with the goal of accelerating relief efforts on a worldwide basis. ROWW has developed Standard Operating Procedures that facilitate arriving quickly, clearing access, providing basic necessities and medical assistance to ease the survivors' pain and bringing hope in the bleakest of circumstances.
ROWW operates on the philosophy that by making a difference in just one person's life, the world has been changed for the better.
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