Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez, 37, is set to replace Gerard Butler in Alcon’s Point Break remake. According to Variety, Ramirez is the man who will now play Bodhi in the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 classic about an undercover FBI agent attempting to infiltrate a gang of criminals. In the original, the gang was a pack of surfers. In the remake, surfing has been replaced by extreme sports.
Butler was set to play the enigmatic Bodhi, inheriting the role from Patrick Swayze, and would’ve been the leader of the gang. As the story progresses, our undercover FBI agent (this time played by Luke Bracey) becomes seduced by Bodhi’s lifestyle and philosophies about life to the point where the lines become blurred for him. Butler had to exit the project, though, due to a scheduling conflict which opened the door for Ramirez. The actor has had quite a career so far, with roles in The Bourne Ultimatum, Wrath of The Titans, ChÃ©, Vantage Point, Carlos, Zero Dark Thirty, and will next be seen in the biopic Hands of Stone as the focal point of the film, boxer Roberto Duran.
This version of Point Break will be directed by Ericson Core, and is set to release next year. The cast also features Ray Winstone.