By Jack Rico
While all hell is breaking loose in Venezuela, at least one of their sons, actor Edgar Ramirez, is a shining light. His career is slowly but surely on a steady rise. After appearances in Hollywood movies such as The Bourne Ultimatum, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor, Wrath of the Titans, a key role in 2013’s Zero Dark Thirty, and his star role in the blockbuster Latin American film “Libertador” (about the life of Simon Bolivar), Ramirez has just been announced as Gerard Butler’s replacement in the classic Keanu Reeves remake of “Point Break“.
Butler recently departed the project because of creative differences and a scheduling conflict.
The Venezuelan actor is to star opposite Luke Bracey (“G.I. Joe: Retaliation”), who is playing the ambitious young FBI agent Johnny Utah. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves played Bodhi and Utah in the original movie, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
“Point Break,” will be a reboot of the 1991 surf-crime flick about a hot-shot FBI agent who infiltrates a group of thrill-seeking bank robbers, the film’s producers announced Wednesday.
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