Gerard Butler Won’t Be Headlining ‘Point Break’ After All

Gerard Butler Leaves Point Break
Gerard Butler (Photo © Richard Chavez)

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Gerard Butler is no longer attached to the Point Break remake/reimagining set up at Alcon Entertainment. Butler had been on board to take on the role played by Patrick Swayze in the original 1991 action film co-starring Keanu Reeves and directed by Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty). According to THR, Butler left the project “due to confluence of factors” including a potential scheduling conflict with the Olympus Has Fallen sequel, London Has Fallen.

Director Ericson Core remains attached to the Point Break remake as does Luke Bracey who’s taking on the role originally played by Reeves.

According to the official announcement of Core’s attachment to the project, the new Point Break “is set in the world of international extreme sports, and like the original involves an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a criminal ring.”

Kurt Winner wrote the screenplay and is producing the film alongside Michael DeLuca, John Baldecchi, Chris Taylor, Andrew A. Kosove, and Broderick Johnson.

-By Rebecca Murray

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