'Homeland's Rupert Friend to Replace Paul Walker in AGENT 47 Film

Variety reports that Rupert Friend, best known for his role on Showtime's 'Homeland' has signed on to replace late actor Paul Walker in Fox International productions AGENT 47. Walker was tragically killed in a car crash last November.

Aleksander Bach is set to helm the project from a script by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. While little is known about the storyline, the film will serve as a sequel to the 2007 "Hitman" movie starring Timothy Olyphant that was based off the Square Enix video game.

Chuck Gordon, Alex Young, and Adrian Askarieh will produce along with 20th Century Fox distributing.

Friend is an English film actor, writer and director, who is best known for his roles as Mr. Wickham in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice, Lieutenant Kurt Kotler in the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, and Prince Albert in the 2009 film The Young Victoria. He currently plays Peter Quinn in Showtime's multiple Emmy Award-winning television drama, Homeland.

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