Luke Bracey to Play Johnny Utah in ‘Point Break’Remake

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Luke Bracey has been tapped to play FBI agent Johnny Utah in Alcon’s reboot of “Point Break.” The role was originally played by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 original, which co-starred Patrick Swayze.

Gerard Butler is set to play Bodhi in the surfing thriller with Ericson Core attached to direct.

The remake will retain the original story of an FBI agent infiltrating a ring of criminals but will be set in the world of extreme sports.

Bracey most recently appeared in “G.I. Joe: Retaliation” and also had a role in the Selena Gomez movie “Monte Carlo.”

Alcon’s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove are producing along with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Wimmer.

Alcon tested a handful of actors on Friday including “Fifty Shades of Grey” thesp Luke Grimes before picking Bracey for the role. Alcon had eyed Garrett Hedlund and Nicholas Hoult for the part but in the end decided to go for more of an up-and-comer instead of an established name to pair alongside Butler.

Bracey is repped by CAA, Roar and Morrissey Management.

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  1. Shane says:

    I haven’t seen any of his movies, but he appears to be a good fit for the role, even though I think that underrated actor Josh Stewart would have been great in the role.

  2. Robert Dente says:

    Why do this! I am so sick and tired of the idiot studio exec. who don’t look at the big picture and buy some original stories. Instead of rehashing the same old junk.

  3. Jeri says:

    Why are all of these old people in this movie? The oldest actor in the original was Gary Busey. But Gerard Butler? Give me a break.

  4. joid says:

    Stupidest remake yet.

  5. Dave says:

    why the hell would you remake this???? horrible decision.. i hope the studio looses their asses on it. seriously.. who approves this kinda sh*t

    • They’re only looking at dollars and cents. They want to squeeze as much coin as they can while the iron is hot. They have a Hawaiian president so they go with a beach-themed franchise to exploit. o.O These suits don’t care about anything. Least of all themselves. Thats why theres such a turnover at the executive level. The old school made their legend on giving those a hand up that proved they’ve got what it takes. Thats why we NEED to bring back b-movies. You cut your teeth there and then you’ll be bumped up to the big leagues. Hollywood was the champions of champions caliber. One step below Broadway and West End’s Olympics. Same as old school WWE only had champions from other feds compete against one another. THAT was its appeal. Buying all those feds out and shuttering their arenas, fanbase, etc. has cut the WWE’s throat. Theres no market for pub fighting LEFT to give someone a Rocky-style break. Same as there being no b-movies. That Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie with Matthew McConaughey and Renee Zellweger wasn’t a big budget film. They didn’t get noticed until after Dazed and Confused. =/ This is why corporations like Clear Channel is going under because nobody goes to corporate radio station concerts. Indie is what sold because its not just Mom and Pop, its also got that same sense of freedom the original Footloose did that the remake was lacking. A means of pushing the envelope for their sized fishbowl. How can you measure yourself against an endless conglomerate when instead of Drew Carey Show all the movie remakes today want to be taken as “serious” or something?

  6. Steve says:

    This week in unnecessary remakes…

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