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Edgar Ramirez Replaces Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Remake

May 15, 2014 (4:54 am) GMT
The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor is tapped to play Bodhi after the 'Olympus Has Fallen' star left the project due to scheduling conflict.
Edgar Ramirez Replaces Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Remake

officially boards "" remake to play Bodhi made famous by the late in the original movie. The charismatic surfer was initially set to be played by before he left due to creative differences and scheduling conflict.

The "" actor joins who will portray Johnny Utah, a hotshot FBI agent originally played by in the Kathryn Bigelow film, and who is cast as an older FBI agent portrayed by 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.

"" 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 "" and will next appear in horror movie "". The Venezuelan actor recently wrapped the filming of "". He plays the title character in the Roberto Duran biopic and shares screen with .

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