Paul Walker, the late actor, car enthusiast and humanitarian, will be honored in an upcoming documentary from Paramount Network, Network Entertainment and Derik Murray, who produced “I Am Heath Ledger.”
The documentary, titled “I Am Paul Walker,” will explore the late Fast and Furious star’s acting and film career. It will also detail the actor’s passion for marine life, the ocean and his charitable efforts in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Many of Walker’s friends and co-stars are expected to be featured in the film.
In addition to his Fast and Furious roles, Walker starred in numerous non-automotive based movies. He was killed in November 2013 when the Porsche Carrera GT in which he was a passenger, crashed into a concrete lamp post and caught on fire.
Walker, 40, was in the midst of filming Furious 7 when he died.
“It is with a truly heavy heart that we must confirm that Paul Walker passed away today in a tragic car accident while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide. He was a passenger in a friend’s car, in which both lost their lives. We appreciate your patience as we too are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news. Thank you for keeping his family and friends in your prayers during this very difficult time. We will do our best to keep you apprised on where to send condolences,” a post on his official Facebook page said.
Roger Rodas, Walker’s friend and financial advisor, was the driver of the car and was also killed. Walker’s father and daughter received wrongful death settlements from Porsche last year.
According to accident investigators, the Porsche Carrera GT was traveling at more than 100 miles per hour and was equipped with nine-year-old tires.
Murray has also produced film profiles of Bruce Lee, Muhammad Ali, Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel and Chris Farley.
The movie’s release date has not been announced.
Article Last Updated: March 19, 2018.
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