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'Fast 7' Will Use Body Doubles, CGI To Dub Missing Paul Walker Scenes

This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jordana Brewster, left, and Paul Walker in a scene from "Fast
This film publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows Jordana Brewster, left, and Paul Walker in a scene from "Fast & Furious 6." Universal Pictures has delayed the release of ?Fast & Furious 7? for almost a year following the death of Paul Walker. The studio announced early Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, that the ?Fast & Furious? sequel will be released in April 2015, instead of July next year. Shooting on the film was about midway through when the 40-year-old Walker died in a car crash outside of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, Giles Keyte)

The puzzle of how Universal Pictures will piece together Paul Walker's "Fast 7" missing scenes has apparently been solved.

“They have hired four actors with bodies very similar to Paul’s physique and they will be used for movement and as a base,” a source close to the production reportedly told the New York Daily News. “Paul’s face and voice will be used on top using CGI.”

Various options for how to bring the movie to completion have floated around since Walker's death in late November. The following month, sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the movie would patch together some additional scenes to "retire" Walker's character, Brian O'Conner. Now, according to the Daily News' sources, Universal is confident the franchise's fans will be satisfied with the studio's CGI approach.

HuffPost Entertainment reached out to two Universal reps to confirm the news but did not receive immediate responses. "Fast 7" is set to resume production this month. It arrives in theaters on April 10, 2015, almost one year after it was originally slated to open.

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