Sunday 24 September 2017

Ramirez to star in Point Break

Edgar Ramirez is stepping into Gerard Butler's role in the Point Break remake
Edgar Ramirez is stepping into Gerard Butler's role in the Point Break remake

Edgar Ramirez is to take over from Gerard Butler in the Point Break reboot.

The Zero Dark Thirty star will play thrill-seeking robber Bodhi, the character originally played by Patrick Swayze in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film, producers have confirmed.

Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson from Alcon Entertainment told The Hollywood Reporter: "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."

The new version, which Ericson Core will direct and Kurt Wimmer is to write, sees an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring like the original, and is set in the world of international heists and extreme sports.

Luke Bracey is attached to portray FBI Agent Johnny Utah, previously played by Keanu Reeves, while Ray Winstone has been cast as FBI Agent Angelo Pappas, played by Gary Busey in the original.

Production is scheduled to start in the summer.

Edgar, who is best known for his Emmy-nominated performance as Carlos the Jackal in Olivier Assayas' biopic Carlos, next stars in horror Deliver Us From Evil opposite Eric Bana, and as Simon Bolivar in The Liberator, which he is also an executive producer on.

The Venezuelan actor, 37, has finished filming on biopic Hands Of Stone, in which he plays Panamanian professional boxer Roberto Duran alongside Robert DeNiro.

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