Rupert Friend to Replace the Late Paul Walker in Hitman Film Reboot, Agent 47
Until now, it was unknown if the “rebootquelmagining” (Thanks, Jim Vejvoda!) of Hitman on film, Agent 47, would be moving forward in the wake of the death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker. Fox has announced that Rupert Friend of Showtime’s Homeland will be stepping into the role of the protagonist, Agent 47.
Mr. Friend’s other credits include Pride & Prejudice, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Starred Up, and The Zero Theorem. His role on Homeland earned him his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination, along with a nomination by the Screen Actor’s Guild.
Agent 47 will be directed by Aleksander Bach and based off a script by Skip Woods and Michael Finch. Plot details are unknown and a release date has yet to be set.