Edgar Ramirez Replacing Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Reboot
Ramirez takes on the role a year after Butler exited
The ‘Point Break’ remake finally has its Bohdi as Edgar Ramirez takes over the role from Gerard Butler. The film, which will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals but will be set in the world of extreme sports, is set for release on August 7 2015.
Edgar Ramirez kisses his ALMA award
Variety had the scoop, writing: “Alcon has been looking for someone to take over the role of Bodhi — played by Patrick Swayze in the ’1991 original — after Butler exited the project over a scheduling conflict, and looks to have found his successor in the “Carlos” star.”
“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,' said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment.”
Butler dropped out of the project this time last year due to a concoction of scheduling conflicts and creative differences. “Sources say that the parting of ways occurred because of a confluence of factors. There have been creative differences and a scheduling conflict: Point Break will start shooting in late June, lasting several months, and will take its actors to international locales,” read The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive back in May 2014. “But Butler also has on his docket London Has Fallen, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen, which shoots in the fall in London.”
The original 1991 thriller featured Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah and picked up $83.m from the global box office. And 23 years on from its release, maintains a fairly solid score of 68% on Rotten Tomatoes, but that includes contemporary reviews.