Zachary Quinto has been cast in Agent 47 and the Star Trek actor will appear alongside Rupert Friend in Aleksander Bach's Hitman sequel.
Deadline reports that Paul Walker was originally cast in Agent 47 but Homeland star Friend replaced him after he was killed in a car crash in November.
After Walker's death, the production’s start date was postponed and will now begin shooting in March. Quinto will join up after he completes a run of The Glass Menagerie on Broadway.
Agent 47 is a follow-up to the 2007 film Hitman, which is based on a video game series of the same name by developer IO Interactive.
The first film revolved around the character Agent 47, a professional hitman who was raised from birth to be an assassin. The film was a financial success, grossing more than $99 million worldwide after being made with a budget of $24 million.