Gerard Butler drops out of Point Break remake

Creative differences and a scheduling conflict cited

Alcon's Point Break  remake has suffered a major blow, with THR reporting that leading man Gerard Butler has dropped out of the project.

Butler had been in place to star as Bodhi, the extreme sports fanatic turned bank robber played by Patrick Swayze in the original, but has now vacated the role.

The report cites those dreaded "creative differences" as one reason for Butler's decision, while a potential scheduling clash with the newly-announced London Has Fallen is also thought to be a factor.

Luke Bracey remains in place as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah, with THR suggesting that Alcon is intent to recast Butler's role quickly in order to stick to its original schedule.

Directed by Ericson Core from a script by Kurt Wimmer, Point Break is expected to arrive in 2015, with a specific release date yet to be confirmed.

Who would you like to see replace Butler? Tell us, below!

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    • QuietLife

      May 7th 2014, 8:04

      Now if only everyone would kindly go ahead and drop out of this, that would be great.

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    • endofdays2

      May 7th 2014, 11:33

      Good. Pointless remake. Nobody can replace Swayze.

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    • Ali1748

      May 7th 2014, 15:17

      Hopefully the remake falls through. If they must continue then there's one guy out there who'd make a perfect Bodhi, Matthew McConaughey!

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