James Marsden Offered Paul Walker’s Role in Nicholas Sparks Movie

Paul Walker Laid To Rest
Friends and family say goodbye to Paul Walker.
James Marsden has been offered the late Paul Walker’s lead role in the upcoming film The Best of Me, Deadline reports. The movie is an adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks novel, and Source Code actress Michelle Monaghan co-stars.

In typical Sparks fashion, the book sees two former high school sweethearts reunite after 20 years apart. Both attend the funeral of a mutual friend and discover they still have feelings for each other.

Walker, who perished in a car wreck at the end of November, was also set to star in Agent 47, and Homeland actor Rupert Friend has since been cast to replace him.