Edgar Ramirez to replace Gerard Butler in Point Break remake
Story by Jack Foley
EDGAR Ramirez is to replace Gerard Butler in the remake of Point Break.
The actor, best known for his Emmy-nominated lead role in Olivier Assayas’ Carlos, will play the role of Bodhi, the character made famous by Patrick Swayze in the original.
The film, inspired by Kathryn Bigelow’s original that saw Keanu Reeves play an FBI agent who goes surfing to uncover the identity of a group of bank robbers known as The Ex-Presidents, will be set in the world of international heists and extreme sports.
Ericson Core (of Invincible fame) is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen).
Alcon Entertainment principals Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a statement: “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.”
Butler dropped out of the remake last week over a scheduling conflict and alleged creative differences.
Ramirez next stars in the horror-thriller Deliver Us From Evil alongside Eric Bana and will also be seen playing Simon Bolivar in the epic The Liberator (upon which he also serves as executive producer).