Gerard Butler has snatched up one of the leads in the POINT BREAK remake. This version will be set in the world of international extreme sports and the story will follow undercover FBI agents tasked with infiltrating a crime ring. Butler will play the mastermind of that crime ring, a role made otherworldly by the late Patrick Swayze.
Kurt Wimmer (“Equilibrium”) wrote the script that DP turned director Ericson Core will helm. Wimmer, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Michael De Luca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor and Alissa Phillips will produce.
Butler was last seen stabbing heads to save the president in “Olympus Has Fallen.” He’ll next turn up in “Gods of Egypt.”
He is repped by CAA.