LUKE BRACEY TO COSTAR WITH GERARD BUTLER IN REBOOT OF ‘POINT BREAK’
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY 26 FEBRUARY, 2014 — Luke Bracey will join Gerard Butler in Alcon Entertainment’s remake of the classic 1991 action-thriller Point Break, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.
Bracey will play the role of Johnny Utah, a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang in the world of international extreme sports. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing Kurt Wimmer’s (Salt, Law Abiding Citizen, Total Recall) screenplay.
Alcon’s Kosove and Johnson secured rights to the project from RGM Media, John McMurrick and Chris Taylor. Kosove and Johnson will produce along with John Baldecchi, Taylor and Kurt Wimmer. RGM Media principal Devesh Chetty and investor John McMurrick, Chairman of Marloss Entertainment, will serve as Executive Producers.
Bracey most recently co-starred in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He will next be seen in the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden for Relativity.
At the most recent American Film Market, Point Break was an international success story, quickly selling out all rights worldwide, with many foreign distributors returning time and again with numerous counter bids. The film will be released domestically via Warner Bros through Alcon’s long-term distribution pact. Principal photography is set to begin early this summer.
Bracey is repped by CAA, ROAR and Morrissey Management.
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ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded the Company in 1997 with financial backing from Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Alcon, which is named after a mythological archer and ally of Hercules, has financed, and/or co-financed/produced over 19 films, including “My Dog Skip,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?” “Insomnia,” “Racing Stripes,” the Academy Award nominated Best Picture “The Blind Side,” which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; “Insomnia,” starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “P.S. I Love You,” starring Hilary Swank, and the box-office success “Dolphin Tale,” a 3-D family film starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson.
Alcon’s most recent film was the critically acclaimed box-office success “Prisoners,” a dramatic thriller about abduction directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhall, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard and Paul Dano. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released via Alcon’s output deal with Warner Bros. on September 20, 2013. Alcon’s next film is Academy Award winner Wally Pfister's directorial debut, "Transcendence," starring Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman; the film will be released on April 18, 2014 via their output deal with Warner Bros.