Paul Walker in a dramatic role can be iffy, but Paul Walker in an action movie with or without fast cars is a pretty sure bet. The “Fast & Furious” star’s latest is playing the male lead in a new action-thriller called “Protection”, which also has director Simon West attached (he’s also doing a remake of “The Mechanic”) and is currently being sold over at that fancy shingdig in France as we speak.
According to THR’s Risky Biz Blog, the movie will find Walker playing a U.S. federal agent who must protect a young Mexican woman fleeing the Mexican mob after she witnesses them take out her entire family, including her father, who was a Judge. I’m guessing there are a lot of double crosses, moles that need to be ferreted out, and your usual action-thriller plot points.
The film is currently being shopped around, but with the suddenly-hot Walker attached to star, and a competent action director in West interested, it should get sold pretty quickly.
Below: Paul Walker vs. the Mexican cartel. I got Paul Walker.