The Paramount Network has partnered with Network Entertainment and award-winning filmmaker Derik Murray for a never-before-seen comprehensive look at the life and tragic death of popular actor Paul Walker.
“I Am Paul Walker” will feature interviews with some of Paul’s cast-mates and friends who knew him best. The film will explore Walker’s prolific film career and showcase a side of Paul few knew – from his passion for the world’s oceans and marine life to helping rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake. More details and cast list to be announced in the coming months.
The film is the latest from Network Entertainment’s Derik Murray, who has previously brought to the screen the lives of such iconic figures as JFK Jr, Muhammad Ali, Heath Ledger, Bruce Lee, and more. “I Am MLK Jr.” will debut on Paramount Network on April 2.
Murray will once again team up with Adrian Buitenhuis who will serve as Director. Paramount Network’s Jon Slusser and Jaimee Kosanke also serve as Executive Producers.
Universal is the studio behind the “Fast and Furious” franchise, which helped to make Paul Walker a household name. Paul Walker starred in the original “Fast and Furious” with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and Jordana Brewster, and the first installment grossed over $207M worldwide. Walker also starred in “2 Fast 2 Furious” with Tyrese Gibson and Eva Mendes, a film that made over $236M worldwide. While Walker didn’t star in all of the films in the franchise, he did help boost the films’ total box-office gross to over $5B worldwide. The latest release in the franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” made over $226M domestically and over $1.2B worldwide. That installment featured Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges, Jason Statham, Kristofer Hivju, and Kurt Russell.
Paramount Pictures will most likely have a few trailers and clips from the Documentary after project moves into production.