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Luke Bracey Set For ‘Point Break’ Remake Opposite Gerard Butler

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 5:51pm PST

Luke Bracey Point BreakAlcon Entertainment has cast the Johnny Utah to Gerard Butler‘s Bodhi in the upcoming Point Break remake. Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) will star opposite Butler in the updated of Kathryn Bigelow’s 1991 bro-action classic, which is being directed by Invincible‘s Ericson Core. Kurt Wimmer (Salt, Total Recall) scripted the pic which sees the original Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze starrer updated from a surfer-scene setting to the world of extreme sports. Aussie actor Bracey played Cobra Commander last year in G.I. Joe: Retaliation and stars in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me. Point Break is produced by Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson alongside John Baldecchi, Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. RGM Media’s Devesh Chetty and Marloss Entertainment’s John McMurrick will executive produce. Filming begins this summer. Bracey is repped by CAA, ROAR and Mark Morrissey & Associates.

Related: Gerard Butler Catches Wave In ‘Point Break’

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‘The Best Of Me’ Adds Luke Bracey; Sanaa Lathan Heads For ‘Ad Inexplorata’

By | Wednesday February 12, 2014 @ 5:00pm PST

Luke BraceyEXCLUSIVE: Aussie actor Luke Bracey is joining the cast of Relativity’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me. The actor, who played Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, joins a cast that includes James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, and Liana Liberato. Marsden came aboard last month replacing the late Paul Walker in the role of Dawson opposite Monaghan as Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who return home for a friend’s funeral and reignite their past romance only to discover that what drove them apart years ago could pose even more serious threats now. Bracey will play the younger Dawson opposite previously cast Liana Liberato as the younger Amanda. The Relativity release is the latest Sparks adaptation at the studio which also brought the author’s Dear John and Safe Haven to the big screen. The Best of Me is directed by Michael Hoffman from a script by J. Mills Goodloe rewritten by Hoffman and Will Fetters (The Lucky One). Denise DiNovi, Nicholas Sparks, Theresa Park and Alison Greenspan are producing alongside Relativity’s Ryan Kavanaugh. Tucker Tooley is exec producer. Bracey is repped by CAA, ROAR and Mark Morrissey & Associates. He next appears in Roger Donaldson’s November Man.

sanaa-lathanEXCLUSIVE: Sanaa Lathan is going to space with indie Ad Inexplorata, from writer-director Mark Elijah Rosenberg and Beasts of the Southern Wild producers Josh Penn and Matt Parker. Low Winter Read More »

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Luke Bracey To Star In ABC’s ‘Westside’, Mimi Kennedy Joins Fox’s ‘Two Wrongs’

By | Wednesday March 13, 2013 @ 11:03am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Luke Bracey is the latest Australian newcomer to score a major role this pilot season. In his first U.S. gig, Bracey (Home And Away), who was pursued by multiple pilots, is set for the young male lead opposite Odette Annable in ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque pilot Westside (formerly Venice), about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families, the Nances and the Carvers, and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the families battle for control of Venice. Bracey will play the handsome and sexy Chris Carver. Recently released from a six-year prison term for dealing marijuana, Chris hopes to move to Costa Rica and start his life over — but he finds himself quickly sucked back into the drama of the Carver family… and a romance with the daughter of his family’s chief rival, Sophie Nance (Annable). Read More »

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Who Has ‘Divergent’ Chemistry With Shailene Woodley?

Mike Fleming

Summit Entertainment is bearing down on the male lead in Divergent, the adaptation of the Neil Burger-directed adaptation of the Veronica Roth novel that will star Shailene Woodley. She’s the next hot gal after a breakout performance in The Descendants, followed by scoring the Mary Jane role in The Amazing Spider-Man sequel. I’m told that Summit held Divergent “chemistry” readings yesterday that paired Woodley with four young actors: Luke Bracey, Brenton Thwaites, Lucas Till and Jack Reynor.

Since I barely got my high school Regent’s diploma with a 65 in chemistry (at the time it was a jump shot at the buzzer following the 32 I scored in trigonometry), I am the wrong person to ask about who emerged with a leg up by acing this chemistry test. But I think it means we should have a winner shortly, and it likely will be one of these up and comers. Read More »

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DreamWorks Testing Newcomers For ‘Need For Speed’

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 10:21am PDT
Mike Fleming

While DreamWorks initially flirted with the idea of The Hunger Games hunk Liam Hemsworth for the lead in its video-game adaptation Need For Speed. Now, they favor a discovery, and they are testing young actors Brenton Thwaites, who stars opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the Robert Stromberg-directed Maleficent, and Home And Away‘s Luke Bracey. We’ll let you know how it turns out.

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