'G.I. Joe' Actor Luke Bracey is Johnny Utah in Remake of 'Point Break'
We already know Gerard Butler (300, Gamer) is taking the role once originated by Patrick Swayze in the remake of Point Break from Ericson Core, the director of photography from The Fast and the Furious (the first film from 2001) and Daredevil and director of the sports drama Invincible. And now we have word on who will take the role played by Keanu Reeves in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 action thriller. THR reports G.I. Joe: Retaliation actor Luke Bracey will play Johnny Utah, the FBI agent who must infiltrate a group of extreme sports nuts who live life surfing big waves, but get some extra thrills from robbing banks. Read on!
If you don't recognize Bracey, that's because he's a relatively unknown actor. And if you still don't recognize him after learning he was in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, that's because we didn't see his face in the sequel, because Bracey played Cobra Commander, the role vacated by Joseph Gordon-Levitt from the first film. It seems Bracey is making a habit of taking roles previously portrayed by better known actors. Anyway, the unnecessary remake is slated to shoot this summer, and we couldn't be less excited. While it would be great if this film was surprisingly good, all signs point to the opposite. Thoughts?