The new Nicholas Sparks movie called The Best of Me is hitting a snag. Namely, they lost their romantic lead when Paul Walker died. Now it seems James Marsden offered Paul Walker’s role seems like they way the studio wants to go. Though that is a god casting replacment, it makes us recall the tragedy that took Paul Walker’s life recently. We also cannot imagine what it would be like to step into Paul Walker’s footsteps to fill a role. That has to feel odd for James as well.
Paul Walker had two movies in production at the time of his death. One of the moves was The Best of Me, being adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. Producers know “he show must go on” so they have been busy trying to find a young, cool, good-looking actor to take the lead in The Best of Me. James Marsden offered Paul Walker’s role in the film pretty much ensures that they have found who they are looking for.
But now we just have to wait to see how well the audience takes James Marsden in a role that was meant for Paul Walker. Marsden is a great actor, so we are sure he will represent the role wonderfully. As for Paul Walker. May he be drifting among the angels.
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