Documentary to focus on life of car guy Paul Walker

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American actor Paul Walker walks the runway during the presentation of the Colcci collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2013/2014 on March 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images. Photo provided by Paramount Network
American actor Paul Walker walks the runway during the presentation of the Colcci collection during the Sao Paulo Fashion Week Summer 2013/2014 on March 21, 2013 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. | Photo by William Volcov/Brazil Photo Press/LatinContent/Getty Images. Photo provided by Paramount Network

A made-for-TV documentary expected to debut in August will focus on the life of actor and car guy Paul Walker, a press release from Paramount Network said.

“Celebrating the life of this beloved actor and humanitarian, the original documentary I Am Paul Walker chronicles the charismatic and massively popular movie star whose life was tragically cut short in a car accident that devastated his fans, family, and friends,” the release said.

The network said the documentary will comprise interviews with some of his The Fast & the Furious co-stars, including Tyrese Gibson, along with multiple members of the late actor’s family.

“The film provides an intimate journey through Walker’s childhood on the beaches of sunny California and his rise to action movie superstardom,” the release said. “The documentary also explores Walker’s prolific film career and showcases a side of Walker few knew — from his passion for the world’s oceans and marine life to helping rebuild Haiti after the devastating earthquake and subsequently establishing his disaster relief NGO, Reach Out Worldwide.”

The documentary will be directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, who has also made films about late comedian Sam Kinison and late actor Heath Ledger.

A trailer for I Am Paul Walker was expected to be released soon. The full film will premiere on August 11 on Paramount Network.

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Carter Nacke is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He began his career at KTAR News 92.3 FM in Phoenix, the largest news radio station in Arizona, where he specialized in breaking news and politics. A burgeoning interest in classic cars took him to the Journal in 2018. He's still on the hunt for his dad's old 1969 Camaro.

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