Following the departure of leading man Gerard Butler from the project last week, director Ericson Core's Point Break remake is now said to be targeting Zero Dark Thirty star Edgar Ramirez for the role of Bodhi, the character made famous by Patrick Swayze in the original film. The announcement was made this morning by Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove.
States Kosove and Johnson: “We consider Edgar one of the finest actors in the world today and we are thrilled he will be creating a fresh new take on the iconic character of Bodhi.”
Ramirez recently wrapped filming on Hands of Stone, the Roberto Duran biopic in which he plays the title character, starring opposite Robert DeNiro. He next stars in Screen Gems' Deliver Us From Evil with Eric Bana and headlines the epic The Liberator, on which he also serves as an executive producer.
The re-creation is set in the world of international heists and extreme sports and, like the original, involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.
Principal photography is set to begin early this summer.