Paul Walker Joins Post-Katrina Thriller ‘Hours’

5411123.jpgFast & Furious star Paul Walker has signed on to star in the indie thriller Hours, THR reports. The directorial debut of horror screenwriter Eric Heisserer (The Thing), Hours follows chronicles a young father’s efforts to keep his newborn baby alive in a New Orleans hospital left abandoned in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Peter Safran will produce under his Safran Company shingle. The filmmakers are aiming to start shooting on location in New Orleans in March, 2012.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Can Paul Walker pull off a New Orleans accent? Or will his character be re-written as a recent Orange County emigre? We’ll have to wait and see. In the meantime, click on the image below to enjoy more pics of the popular young actor: