'Homeland's' Rupert Friend May Replace Paul Walker in 'Hitman' Sequel

Rupert Friend might embrace the idea that bald is beautiful. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Homeland actor is circling the title role in the Hitman sequel Agent 47. Walker was hired last year to star in the film, but the actor tragically died on Nov. 30, leaving the status of the video game adaptation in limbo.

Kyle Ward, Skip Woods and Michael Finch wrote the script, which is being directed by commercial helmer Aleksander Bach. Agent 47 is based on the IO Interactive stealth game series Hitman, which debuted in 2000 and has been going strong since. The title character is a cloned assassin with a barcode on the back of his neck. Timothy Olyphant starred in 2007's Hitman.

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