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In case you haven’t noticed, I’m whipped into a cackling fugue state about the Oscars. I’m in love with the damn Oscars. In fact, I’m suspicious of people who don’t love the Oscars. And here we are with my favorite Oscar countdown to date: the 10 most fabulous Best Supporting Actress-winning performances. Keep in mind this isn’t the same thing as the 10 best Best Supporting Actress performances. I wrote that list years ago and declared Sandy Dennis, Patty Duke, Cloris Leachman, Meryl Streep, and Kim Hunter the supreme supporting ladies. My feelings have not changed. But it’s time to honor the fabulous performances, the supporting actresses who bring whizzbang, panache, sexual superiority, and fun to an occasionally dour category. Here are the 10 most fab winners of my favorite Oscar.
10. Anjelica Huston, Prizzi’s Honor
Is Prizzi’s Honor essential viewing? No. But Anjelica Huston’s thick, »
- Louis Virtel
Bracey will star alongside Gerard Butler (300, Olympus Has Fallen), who will take on the Patrick Swayze role of Bodhi in the upcoming film which is set to be directed by cinematographer Ericson Core (Daredevil, The Fast and the Furious).
- Gary Collinson
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, »
- Ethan Anderton
Well, that Point Break remake that we’d all like to pretend isn’t happening…is still on the way, after all. Variety is reporting that the film, a redo of Kathryn Bigelow’s classic 1991 action film, has found its Johnny Utah to pit against Gerard Butler’s Bodhi. The original actors to play the roles were Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze, respectively. This time around, the man standing on Utah’s surfboard will be Luke Bracey.
Bracey is a a little-known Australian actor who appeared in a soap opera down under called Home and Away. Stateside, his credits include Monte Carlo and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He was on the recent shortlist to play Christian Grey in 50 Shades of Grey, a role that would eventually go to Jamie Dornan. In Point Break, he’ll play Utah, an undercover agent that attempts to infiltrate a criminal gang lead by the enigmatic Bodhi. »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
As far as movies about surfer dudes who rob banks go, Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break definitely ranks as one of the best. Starring Keanu Reeves as undercover FBI agent Johnny Utah and Patrick Swayze as the charismatic, philosophizing criminal Bodhi, Point Break is still a fun and exciting watch even 23 years after its release.
That doesn’t mean that it isn’t going to get a 21st century remake in order to be more hip and down with the kids, though. Alcon Entertainment is producing a new version of Point Break, which is set to begin filming later this year, but rather than focusing on surfers it will instead take ...
- H. Shaw-Williams
It was revealed last month that 300 and Olympus Has Fallen star Gerard Butler was in final negotiations to join the cast of the upcoming remake of 1991 cult classic, Point Break as Bodhi (a role originally filled by Patrick Swayze). Well, according to a new report, Alcon Entertainment has now found its Johnny Utah in the form of Luke Bracey.
Bracey will take on the role made famous by Keanu Reeves, and the Home and Away actor’s biggest role to date was as the body – not the voice – of Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. He also stars in Nicholas Sparks upcoming adaptation The Best Of Me.
Invincible’s Ericson Core is directed the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s action classic, while the screenplay was penned by Salt and Total Recall scribe Kurt Wimmer. Filming begins this summer for a planned 2015 release.
There’s no synopsis for the movie as of yet, »
- Josh Wilding
The film centres around an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring hidden inside the world of Southern California extreme sports.
Butler will take on the role of Bodhi (played by Patrick Swayze in the original), who seeks nirvana by living on the edge, and is responsible for inducting the undercover agent Utah into the criminal circle.
Former Home and Away actor Bracey will next be seen in The Best of Me.
Watch a trailer for the original Point Break below: »
Pointless remake Point Break has found its new Johnny Utah, the part that Keanu Reeves played in the superb Kathryn Bigalow original. The person who will fill the very large boots of Reeves is Australian actor Luke Bracey, a relatively unknown thesp who appeared in last year’s GI Joe: Retaliation. Gerard Butler has already been cast as Bodhi, a role played by the late, great Patrick Swayze in the 1991 original.
Kurt Wimmer has written the screenplay for the film, which will revolve around the world of extreme sports, rather than just sticking to surfing which was the focus in the 1991 movie. Utah was the undercover cop who infultrated the surfing gang who had a sideline in robbing banks as the ‘Dead Presidents.’
Bracey cut his acting teeth in the Australian TV show Home and Away, in which »
- Paul Heath
Directed by Invincible's Ericson Core, the upcoming Point Break remake is gaining a lot of steam ahead of its production start date in the Summer. Gerard Butler has already signed on to play Bodie (originally played by Patrick Swayze), and Alcon Entertainment have announced a replacement for Keanu Reeves has been found, with Luke Bracey cast as Johnny Utah, who infiltrates Bodie's gang of adrenaline junkie bank robbers. A relative unknown, Bracey's most famous role to date is as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (not that you would recognise him, spending most of the time with his face covered by a reflective face plate), and is more than likely hoping to join Chris Hemsworth and Isla Fisher in the "Home and Away stars done good" club. Very little is known of the plot of the remake, but we do know that the Californian surf culture back drop of »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Bracey will portray Johnny Utah, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Meanwhile, Butler is a part of the project to play Bodhi, a charismatic surfer previously portrayed by the late Patrick Swayze, reports aceshowbiz.com.
The names of the main characters remain the same and even the plot, which will follow an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring.
However, the remake will be set in the international world of extreme. »
- Smith Cox
It was recently announced that Gerard Butler will star in the upcoming "Point Break" remake as Bodhi, the role Patrick Swayze played in the original movie. Now comes word that "GI Joe: Retaliation" actor Luke Bracey has been has as FBI agent Johnny Utah, the part played by Keanu Reeves in the original. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing. The plan is to begin shooting this summer. The remake is set in the international world of extreme sports. Bodhi (Butler) is an expert extreme-sports athlete who saves Johnny Utah (Bracey), an undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals. »
Kurt Wimmer penned the script for the new film which shifts the action from surfing and skydiving to a more extreme sports angle. Filming aims to begin this Summer.
Bracey played Cobra Commander in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," was recently cast in the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' "The Best of Me," and was said to be a major contender for the "50 Shades of Grey" film adaptation.
- Garth Franklin
When Gerard Butler came aboard to play the Patrick Swayze role in the upcoming Point Break remake last month, the big question that everybody was asking was, "Who will play the Johnny Utah to Butler's Bodhi?" Rather than going for a big name star to fill Keanu Reeves' shoes, Alcon Entertainment is instead turning to up-and-coming Aussie actor Luke Bracey, who Variety reports is now signed on to the film. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the 1991 original, which was directed by The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow, the story followed a young undercover FBI Agent named Johnny Utah who worked to infiltrate a group of surfers that also happened to be serious criminals. The new film is being directed by Ericson Core (Invincible) and scripted by Kurt Wimmer (the Total Recall remake), and while most of the story elements will remain the same, the remake will »
Before Keanu Reeves starred as Johnny Utah in Kathryn Bigelow's Point Break his biggest role came two years earlier in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure as I don't think anyone was casting him in either role for his performance in Stephen Frears' Dangerous Liaisons a year earlier. Now, Point Break is getting a remake with Ericson Core (Invincible) directing and Gerard Butler has already joined the production in as Bodhi, a role originally played by Patrick Swayze, and a new Johnny Utah has been found in Luke Bracey, whose most recent role didn't even allow him to show his face as he played Cobra Commander in 2013's G.I. Joe: Retaliation. Bracey will likely be more recognizable to Selena Gomez fans who will recognize him from 2011's Monte Carlo where he played Riley. For the rest of us, we can just consider him an unknown. Expected to hit theaters in »
- Brad Brevet
Put simply, this Point Break remake is happening. So much so, in fact, that they are continuing the casting process and most assuredly spending money on the thing. They being Alcon Entertainment and director Ericson Core, whose work you’ll know from the 2006 Mark Wahlberg football movie Invincible (which wasn’t so bad). In the remake of the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-directed thriller, Gerard Butler is set to play bank robber and surfer Bodhi, a role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze. In the role of Johnny Utah, his nemesis and eventual partner, the production has tapped Luke Bracey, a somewhat unknown whose most major work was as the masked version of Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe Retaliation and a role opposite Selena Gomez in Monte Carlo. One thing is for sure: Bracey certainly looks the part, brah. »
- Neil Miller
Meet your new Johnny Utah. Australian actor Luke Bracey, whose credits include "Monte Carlo" and last year's "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," has nabbed the role originally played by Keanu Reeves in the forthcoming remake of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 actioner "Point Break," according to producers. The thesp joins Gerard Butler, who's set for the role of gang leader Bodhi (a part originally played by the late Patrick Swayze). Ericson Core ("Invincible") is on board to direct the film, which will begin shooting early this summer. In the original "Point Break," Utah infiltrated the surfing community in order to nab a gang of violent bank robbers. In the remake, he'll go undercover in the "international extreme sports" world. Bracey will next be seen in the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best of Me" starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden. Will you be seeing the new "Point Break"? Let us know in the comments. »
- Chris Eggertsen
No matter how much I wish that this Point Break remake was just some elaborate hoax, with each day that passes, it unfortunately moves closer to production. The latest step for the film was Friday’s screen testing of a batch of actors for the lead role of Johnny Utah. It appears that the testing went well as today we have word that Luke Bracey has been selected to step into Keanu Reeves’ wetsuit.
Previously, Alcorn Entertainment had considered Garrett Hedlund and Nicholas Hoult for the part, and they also tested Luke Grimes, but in the end, Bracey, who most recently appeared in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, came out on top.
So far, every decision that’s been made for this project has aggravated me even further. First of all, it’s written by Kurt Wimmer, the man behind the Totall Recall remake. He completely ruined that film and he’ll likely do the same here, »
- Alexander Lowe
The project was first announced back in 2011. Kathryn Bigelow, who went on to win a Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker, directed the original. Gerard Butler is set to play Bodhi, the leader of the gang of surfers played by the late Patrick Swayze.
Bracey’s name has been in the headlines recently for another high-profile job: It was announced last week that he’s taking over for Paul Walker, »
- Katie Atkinson
Briefly: Yes, that Point Break remake is actually moving forward. Ericson Core (Invincible) is directing the film, which currently has Gerard Butler attached as bank robbing surfer Bodhi, a role originally played by Patrick Swayze. Bodhi’s nemesis/partner Johnny Utah, a role originated by Keanu Reeves, will now be played by relative newcomer Luke Bracey. Bracey played the masked […]
- Germain Lussier
A little over a month ago, we reported that Gerard Butler would be starring as Bodhi in Ericson Core's Point Break remake, and now it looks as if Luke Bracey (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) will co-star as Johnny Utah. Previously played by Keanu Reeves in the 1991 original, Utah is a young FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a criminal gang in the world of international extreme sports. As previously reported, Butler's Bodhi - previously played by Patrick Swayze - is “an expert extreme sports athlete who also seeks to find nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-waves. He saves Johnny Utah, the undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals." Production on the remake is set to begin early this summer. Hit the jump for all the details. Here's the press release announcing Bracey co-starring in Point Break »
- Dave Trumbore
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