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2014-01-22 14:49

TRAGEDY HITS FAST SEVEN:: 'Fast and Furious Seven' will need to be rewritten to accommodate the death of lead actor Paul Walker's character Brian O'connor. Image: SHUTTERSTOCK

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A teenager has been charged with reckless conduct after his car caught fire when he revved it for 20 minutes as part of a tribute to the late 'Fast & Furious' actor Paul Walker. Watch the video!

PARK CITY, Utah – Actor Kurt Russel, a star in the next 'Fast and Furious' film, says it’s a "catastrophe" that the movie needs to be rewritten due to Paul Walker's death.

Russell was speaking at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival promoting his new documentary called 'The Battered Bastards of Baseball'.

Walker was killed in a car crash in November 2013 when the driver of a Porsche he was in lost control. The sports car burst into flames.

'CATASTROPHE'

Walker was scheduled to shoot the last scene of the movie.

Russell said: "They're having to rewrite to deal with the situation it's a catastrophe. It's the worst thing that could happen to a movie, but it's not as bad as what happened to Paul."

Russell plays a father figure to Vin Diesel's character Dominic Toretto. The 62-year-old actor said he had one day left of filming when Walker died in the car crash near Los Angeles in November 2013.

The claims Walker was a terrific guy though "his life was full of curve balls".

'Fast and Furious Seven', directed by James Wan, is due for release in April 2015.

Russell said of his character, whom he didn't name: "Whether or not my character dies off in the movie, we don't know, and that may have changed now significantly, too."
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