A few weeks ago Gerard Butler signed on to take the Patrick Swayze role in the planned remake of Point Break. Now THR reports someone has been cast in the Keanu Reeves part, as G.I. Joe Retaliation star Luke Bracey will play the role.
He will play Johnny Utah, a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a crime syndicate who are involved in the world of international extreme sports. Butler will play Bodhi, who’s involved in the crimes and whose influence ends up with Utah questioning what side he should be on.
Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing from a screenplay by Kurt Wimmer’s. Principal photography is set to begin early this summer.
Bracey will next be seen in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me, which co-stars Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden.