Edgar Ramirez Replaces Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Remake
Edgar Ramirez officially boards "Point Break" remake to play Bodhi made famous by the late Patrick Swayze in the original movie. The charismatic surfer was initially set to be played by Gerard Butler before he left due to creative differences and scheduling conflict.
The "Zero Dark Thirty (2012)" actor joins Luke Bracey who will portray Johnny Utah, a hotshot FBI agent originally played by Keanu Reeves in the Kathryn Bigelow film, and Ray Winstone who is cast as an older FBI agent portrayed by Gary Busey in the classic movie.
Principal photography is expected to begin this summer for August 7, 2015 release. "We consider Edgar one of the finest actors in the world today, and we are thrilled he will be creating a fresh new take on the iconic character of Bodhi," said Alcon principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
"Invincible" helmer Ericson Core sits behind the lens, and Kurt Wimmer writes the screenplay. The remake will revolve around an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring set in the international world of extreme sports, not just limited to the Southern California surf scene like in the 1991 film.
Ramirez was last seen in "The Counselor" and will next appear in horror movie "Deliver Us from Evil". The Venezuelan actor recently wrapped the filming of "Hands of Stone". He plays the title character in the Roberto Duran biopic and shares screen with Robert De Niro.
- Priyanka Chopra Throws Her Hat Into the Ring to Be Female James Bond
- Listen to a Preview of Shawn Mendes' New Song 'Better'
- Elijah Wood Clarifies Comment on Child Sex Abuse in Hollywood, Says It's Misinterpreted
- 'Pretty Little Liars' Boss Confirms Someone's Getting Married in Season 7
- Anne Hathaway Throws Shade at the Kardashians, Says It's Unintentional
- Eminem Sells Bricks of His Childhood Home for 'Marshall Mathers LP' Anniversary
- Did Jennifer Lawrence Just Say She Was Under the Influence While Filming 'The Hunger Games'?
- Helen Hunt Mistaken for Jodie Foster by Starbucks Barista. Read the Funny Story