Luke Bracey to star with Gerard Butler in Point Break

Luke Bracey will now take on the role of FBI agent Johnny Utah in a remake of 'Point Break' alongside Gerard Butler who has been cast as Bodhi

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Luke Bracey

Luke Bracey

Luke Bracey will star opposite Gerard Butler in a remake of 'Point Break'.

The 24-year-old actor will take on the role of FBI agent Johnny Utah while the 44-year-old star has been cast as Bodhi - roles which were played by Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze respectively, in the original 1991 action film - according to TheWrap.com.

The original tale tells the story of an FBI agent who forms an unlikely friendship with a leader of a surf-gang, after being tasked with investigating a string of robberies.

In a new twist, 'Point Break' - which references the surfing term where a wave breaks as it hits a point of land and splashes from the coastline - will be updated from a surfer-scene setting to the world of extreme sports.

The film will be helmed by 'Invincible' director Ericson Core with Kurt Wimmer - who penned 'Salt' and 'Total Recall' - on board to write the script.

Bracey - who was catapulted to the spotlight on soap 'Home and Away' - made his film debut in 2011's 'Monte Carlo' alongside Selena Gomez and Leighton Meester, and is set to hit the big screen in 'November Man' later this year.

Point Break

  • 2 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 114 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ericson Core
  • Cast: Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Edgar Ramirez
  • UK release: 5 February 2016

Adrenaline junkie Johnny (Bracey) joins the FBI and is put on the trail of the Robin Hood-ish Bodhi (Ramirez) and his gang of stunt-performing merry men. Pointless remake of Bigelow's fondly-remembered 1991 original, with neither subtext nor characterisation, and stunts that resemble adverts for energy drinks.

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