Reported by Cassandra Singh.
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs, have announced that Luke Bracey will be joining Gerard Butler in Alcon Entertainment’s remake of the Kathryn Bigelow-directed action-thriller Point Break. Bracey has signed on for the role of Johnny Utah, a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang in the world of international extreme sports. The original film was a big hit back in 1991, with Keanu Reeves playing Utah. Butler is to play Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original film), an adrenaline junkie who brings Utah into the fold of criminals.
The reboot will be directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and the screenplay will be penned by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, Total Recall). Kosove and Johnson will produce along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. Devesh Chetty, RGM Media principal, and John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.
Luke Bracey recently co-starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and has an upcoming role in Nicholas Sparks’ adaptation The Best of Me, which will also star Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.
Production on the Point Break remake is set to begin early this summer.
Here’s the trailer for the original, just in case, for some strange reason, you have yet to see it: