Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
3:00 AM PDT, July 24, 2014
Gerard Butler may have pulled out of the Point Break remake, but the movie will go on! Carlos star Edgar Ramirez will replace Butler in the role of Bodhi, originally played by Patrick Swayze in the 1991 film. "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," Alcon chiefs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a statement (via L.A. Times).
Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) will star alongside Ramirez as FBI agent Johnny Utah, originally portrayed by Keanu Reeves. The first film was helmed by Oscar winner and Zero Dark Thirty director Kathryn Bigelow, and follows an FBI agent who goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers, the Ex-Presidents, who may be surfers. While Utah learned how to surf on the FBI's dime, the remake will focus on the arena of international extreme sports.