Official: Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler to Star in 'Point Break' Remake

February 25, 2014 05:55:03 GMT

'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' star Bracey will play Johnny Utah, while 'Olympus Has Fallen' actor Butler will portray Bodhi.


Official: Luke Bracey and Gerard Butler to Star in 'Point Break' Remake
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The official cast for "Point Break" remake has finally been announced. "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" actor Luke Bracey and "Olympus Has Fallen" hunk Gerard Butler are tapped to play the lead roles in the forthcoming reboot.

Bracey will portray Johnny Utah, an FBI agent played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Meanwhile, Butler boards the project to play Bodhi, a charismatic surfer previously portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film.

"Invincible" helmer Ericson Core, who is also the cinematographer behind "The Fast and the Furious" and "Daredevil, The Movie", will sit behind the lens. Kurt Wimmer ("Salt", "Total Recall") writes the screenplay.

The names of the main characters remain the same and so does the plot which will follow an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring. But this remake will be set in the international world of extreme sports, instead of the Southern California surf scene like in the original.

Bracey will next be seen in spy thriller "November Man" and Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best of Me". As for Butler, his next projects include "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and "Gods of Egypt".

© AceShowbiz.com




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posted by Joan on Feb 25, 2014
Yes, remake it. I'm tired of George Clooney and Leonardo making daft inept film with no entertainment value.Monument Men is a castastrophe. Boring. This is being done for an international audience. It's no longer all about America there is a lucrative audience world wide and face it Shakespeare has been remade because it has international appeal Baz Luhrman and Zefferelli did a great job on Romeo and Juliet. Lets not be insular it's more intelligent to use actors like Gerard Butler who's Dear Frankie was just one of his top movies. He has great range stage and screen. I'm really excited about this one it has fantastic potential. Lets not be insular. Joan (hug) xxxx

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