Is Gerard Butler Ready to Take Over Patrick Swayze's 'Point Break' Character?

Gerard Butler has done a lot since playing the daring soldier in 300, and has quickly become a sex symbol around the world. So it's no surprise that he would be taking over a role from another sex symbol. But this is a little different. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Butler playing Bodhi in the surfer film Point Break, a part made famous by Patrick Swayze.

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler can pull off the scruffy look

Point Break has become an unlikely cult hit since it came out in 1991, and tells the story of an undercover FBI agent who gets in with the surfing crowd to try to bust a bank-robbing ring. The story has been kept alive, not only by the bros of the world, but by a stage version called Point Break Live."

The risk of remaking a cult hit is many cult hits are popular for random reasons, like their tackiness or blatant silliness (in this case, an immense amount of bro quotes). Fellow cult film Red Dawn was remade in 2012, to less-than-stellar reviews, and Point Break may share a similar fate.

Gerard ButlerGerard Butler at a boutique opening in Los Angeles

Keanu Reeves' original character in the film has yet to be cast in the new version, but chances are no one will be able to play it as well as the man himself. If Gerard Butler is indeed on board with this film, he will pull it off, as he always does. And hey, maybe it will even bring the ladies out to the theaters.


Tags: Gerard Butler


More Gerard Butler

How to Train Your Dragon 2 Movie Review

Bigger and even richer than the terrific 2010 hit animation, this sequel is also quite possibly the best action-adventure movie of the year. Not only...

What Is It About Animated Sequels?

In a Hollywood atmosphere that currently seems obsessed with stretching even the most moderate of box-office successes into a full blown franchise, sequels and prequels...

5 Things You Should Know About 'How To Train Your Dragon 2'

How To Train Your Dragon 2 is set to be released in US cinemas today (13th June) and in just over a month in the...

With 100%, Is 'How To Train Your Dragon 2' The Best Comedy Sequel of 2014?

Forget 22 Jump Street - 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is your finest comedy sequel of the year. Or so say the critics. DreamWorks...


Edgar Ramirez Replacing Gerard Butler in 'Point Break' Reboot

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...

Gerard Butler Quits 'Point Break' Remake, But Who Will Replace Him?

Gerard Butler has quit the Point Break remake because of a confluence of factors, including creative differences and a scheduling conflict. Butler was set to...

Hey 'Olympus Has Fallen' Fans: Get Ready for 'London Has Fallen'

Gerard Butler has signed on for the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, titled London Has Fallen, which will hit theaters on October 2, 2015. U.S distribution...

How To Train Your Dragon 2 Trailer

It's been five years since blacksmith apprentice Hiccup managed to end the battle between dragons and the Vikings of Berk alongside his pet fire-breather Toothless,...



Gerard Butler Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gerard Butler

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All