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Sam Claflin in Talks to Play Johnny Utah in Point Break Remake

January 31, 2014 (8:59 am) GMT
The 'Quiet Ones' actor allegedly joins Chris Pine and Taylor Kitsch as candidates to play FBI agent originally played by Keanu Reeves.

is reportedly eyed to play Johnny Utah, the FBI agent played by in the original. According to Schmoes Know, and are also considered for the role, but so far only Claflin who already has the script although nothing has been set in stone.

Meanwhile, "" hunk has been rumored as a contender to take on the other lead role, Bodhi. He's the charismatic surfer who was previously played by the late in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed film.

"" helmer Ericson Core, who is also the cinematographer behind "The Fast and the Furious" and "", is tapped to sit behind the lens. Kurt Wimmer ("", "") writes the screenplay for the upcoming project.

The names of the main characters will remain the same and so will the plot which follows an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring. This remake, however, is expected to be set in the international world of extreme sports, instead of the Southern California surf scene like in the original.

Claflin was last seen in "" and will reprise his role in the two next films. His other new projects are horror pic "" and rom-com "".

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