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Rupert Friend to Replace Paul Walker as Agent 47 in Hitman Sequel

Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm by Justin Cavender

Agent 47Variety reports that Homeland actor Rupert Friend will replace Paul Walker in Agent 47. Prior to his death, Walker was attached to star in the film with production to begin in February.

Friend made his first appearance on Homeland during its second season as CIA Agent, Peter Quinn, aka super-mega badass. If you watch the Showtime series then you know Mr. Friend is perfect for the role and Agent 47 is just another day at the office.

Agent 47 is the follow up to Hitman (2007) starring Timothy Olyphant based on the video game by Sqaure Enix.

Skip Woods and Michael Finch wrote the script to Agent 47 and the film will be directed by Aleksander Bach.

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