Point Break Remake: Gerard Butler Drops Out

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If anyone could handle the pressure of stepping into Patrick Swayze’s board shorts as Bodhi in the Point Break remake, it was Gerard Butler. But, we have news today that Butler has exited the production, merely weeks before principal photography was set to shoot.

Gerard Butler in Of Men and Mavericks

Point Break producers told us that this remake is going to push the envelope when it comes to extreme sports captured on film. That aspect of the shooting has already begun, so we suspect that director Ericson Core is now frantically searching for a replacement.

Meanwhile, Luke Bracey is still committed to take over the Keanu Reeves role of Johnny Utah.

It’s going to be tough to live up to the movie that gave us those Point Break quotes, but given the nature of what producers told us they will be filming, we still have high hopes for the Alcon Entertainment project.

Watch Point Break online and remind yourself why the Kathryn Bigelow film is such a classic.

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