Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ray Winstone on for Point Break remake

With director Ericson Core (Invincible) long in place, the Point Break remake is slowly starting to gather the leads required in its attempt to top the cult appeal of the original actioner. Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) is already set as Johnny Utah, and the production has now rounded up a partner for the young FBI agent in Ray Winstone.

The Noah actor is set to play – assuming they're sticking with original film's character names – Pappas, famously played by Gary Busey in Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 offering. He'll be part of the team chasing down a gang of extreme sports enthusiasts who are pulling off big crimes and led by Bodhi (Gerard Butler). With Bracey's Utah ordered to infiltrate the gang and take them down from within, things get more complicated from there.

Core is gearing up to shoot this summer, working from a script by Kurt Wimmer (Salt). The film should be out next year.

Winstone, on screens now causing trouble for Russell Crowe in Darren Aronofsky's latest, will be seen in The Gunman alongside Sean Penn and in political infidelity drama Zipper.

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