Report: Paul Walker's brother lands lead role in Fast & Furious 8

The younger brother of actor Paul Walker has landed a leading role in the Fast & Furious film franchise after filling in for his late sibling on the set of the seventh movie.

Stuntman Cody Walker, 25, and his older brother Caleb were called on to play body doubles in Paul's unfinished scenes and now Cody is set to become a star in his own right.

Paul Walker's Brian O'Conner character will be retired from the franchise after the seventh film, and Cody will join the cast as a new character, according to the Daily Mail.

Paul Walker died in a fiery car crash in November.