Cody Walker made an appearance in Furious 7, where he stepped in for his brother, Paul, who passed away before he could finish filming the hit sequel. After appearing in the film, Cody expressed interest in taking up acting, and he started to work with Matt Luber, Paul’s old manager. At that time, Luber said that Cody Walker looked like he was going to have a bright future ahead of him.
Luber may have been right because Cody Walker, 27, has landed his first role, and it is a major one. According to Daily Mail, Cody’s first role will be in the movie USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, which will also be starring Nicolas Cage. The film has just started filming in Alabama.
Cody appears to be excited about his first major role in a film, as he took to Instagram and shared a few snaps of him on set. In one photo, Cody is seen standing alongside some of his co-stars, which included Patrice Cols, Johnny Wactor, and Craig Tate.
Cody’s first role is going to see him playing a member of Capt. Charles Butler McVay’s crew. McVay’s ship was attacked in July, 1945, after WWII had ended and his ship had delivered parts for atomic bombs. Nicholas Cage will be taking on the role of McVay.
Cody spoke about his role in the film, according to WSFA. He said that he is taking his first role to heart, as well as everyone else who is starring in the movie because they have to portray the men and what they went through, as the film is based on true events of the USS Indianapolis. Cody said that nobody wants to let the guys down, and that they are supporting the movie.
It appears that Cody is enjoying his first major role because in one of the images he shared, he mentioned that he was with great people, as well as having great times. As for the crewman that Cody will be portraying in his role, as well as the other crewmen, they ended up facing danger when the ship went down in shark-invested waters. When the ship went down, over 300 crewmen went with it, and the rest of the members ended up being faced with exposure, saltwater poisoning, as well as shark attacks while they waited for help to arrive.
McVay was court-martialed, and it was a half-century later when he was exonerated. Only 317 of the ship’s crew survived.
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