Teresa Palmer is negotiating to star alongside Edgar Ramirez and Luke Bracey in Alcon‘s reboot of the 1991 action thriller Point Break. Palmer is best known for Lionsgate’s zombie comedy Warm Bodies but will next be seen in director Terrence Malick’s Knight Of Cups with Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. She is currently on set for John Hillcoat’s Triple Nine (Open Road Films) with Kate Winslet, Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael B. Jordan, Aaron Paul, Gal Gadot and Michael Pena. Palmer is repped by WME, Management 360, and Sloane, Offer, Webber & Dern.
The film is about a young FBI agent (Bracey) who goes undercover to stop an organized gang of criminals who have been pulling off heists all over the world. The original film starred Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves.
The new Point Break is being directed by Invincible helmer Ericson Core from a script by Kurt Wimmer. Alcon principles Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will produce with John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Wimmer. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will exec produce. The film gets underway on June 26. It will shoot in Germany, Austria, Italy, Mexico, Venezuela, French Polynesia, and India so it’s clear that the filmmakers are thinking about their international audience. Edge Of Tomorrow, the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, did the same thing with storylines around Europe.
UPDATED: Edgar Ramirez is in negotiations for the lead role of Bodhi in the Point Break remake. Ramirez would replace Gerard Butler, who exited the project last week. Warner Bros today also dated Point Break for an August 7, 2015, release. The pic updates the Kathryn Bigelow-helmed 1991 original to center on a former extreme sports athlete-turned-FBI trainee assigned to go undercover to investigate a string of robberies by a band of fellow adrenaline junkies. Ray Winstone recently was cast in the role of Pappas, and Luke Bracey is playing the undercover cop Johnny Utah role originated by Keanu Reeves. CAA-repped Ramirez recently wrapped the Roberto Duran biopic Hands Of Stone opposite Robert De Niro. German actor Clemens Schick also has joined the cast in the role of Roach, one of the members of Bodhi’s gang. He most recently appeared in the Matador pilot for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network and is repped in the United States by Timaeus Group and in Germany by Above the Line. Alcon is prepping for a June production start with Ericson Core directing. Point Break will open against Fox action pic Assassin’s Creed and Sony/Columbia horror comedy Goosebumps.
Ray Winstone will be getting his inner Gary Busey on as he is pay or play in the role of Pappas in the Point Break remake that Alcon Entertainment is prepping for a June production start with Ericson Core directing. Luke Bracey is playing the undercover cop Johnny Utah role originated by Keanu Reeves, and they are looking hard to replace Gerard Butler in the Zen villain role of Bodhi, originated by the late Patrick Swayze in the Kathryn Bigelow-directed 1991 film that remains a guilty pleasure. Resolution-repped Winstone is coming off Noah, and will next be seen co-starring in the Pierre Morel-directed The Gunman with Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba. Open Road is closing a deal for domestic distributor on that Studiocanal-backed film.
EXCLUSIVE: As Alcon Entertainment scrambles to recast the lead Point Break role recently vacated by Gerard Butler, Swedish actor Matias Varela has locked in a supporting role in the upcoming remake. Story updates the Kathryn Bigelow-helmed 1991 original to center on an ex-extreme sports athlete turned FBI trainee assigned to go undercover to investigate a string of robberies by a band of fellow adrenaline junkies. Varela (Snabba Cash, Arne Dahl, The Borgias) will play Grommet, an extreme sports athlete and member of Bodhi’s gang of outlaws. In his native Sweden, Varela earned a Swedish Oscar nod for his turn in the final Snabba Cash film, Livet Deluxe. He’s repped by APA and Agentfirman Planthaber/Kildén.
Bones, The Good Wife, and Pretty Little Liars actor Luke Kleintank has landed a role in MGM’s family adventure Max. The pic follows a Belgian Shepherd Malinois military dog who returns from Afghanistan traumatized by his handler’s death. Adopted by the soldier’s family, he bonds with his fallen partner’s 14-year-old brother. Boaz Yakin is directing from a script he wrote with Sheldon Lettich (Lionheart, Double Impact). Kleintank will play a returning vet who worked with Max, the titular canine. Thomas Hayden Church and Josh Wiggins are already set to star. Kleintank will next be seen in upcoming indies Sacrifice, with Dermot Mulroney, … Read More »
Alcon 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.
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Gerard Butler is chasing the big waves again. The star of Chasing Mavericks has been set to play the Zen adrenaline-junkie bank robber role originated by Patrick Swayze in Point Break, the remake of the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow film that also starred Keanu Reeves. Ericson Core is directing the remake for Alcon Entertainment‘s Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove. Kurt Wimmer wrote the script.
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