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The horror movie follows a family in a small country town who must fight against a horde of bloodthirsty infected people in the area, reports the Herald Sun.
Weaving will star as Grace, with Graham playing her father David.
Weaving previously played Indigo Walker for four years on Home and Away, before leaving last year to start a "more versatile career".
"It's exciting," she said at the time. "I get to travel and do things that I've been thinking of for a while."
Meanwhile, Graham recently quit the Australian soap after two and a half years playing Harvey Ryan.
The actor said that his character's exit from Summer Bay is sad, explaining: "Marriages don't tend to last that long these days. »
It's 7am on a Friday, and I'm on the top floor of the central London shopping centre from which Princess Productions, the company who also make Got To Dance and Sunday Brunch, broadcast Channel 5's weekday news-chat behemoth The Wright Stuff. Wright, the show's titular host, is already working on today's script, identifying the biggest stories.
Wright studied drama at uni but made his name as the Mirror's showbiz editor. At 35 ("Too old to be doing showbiz nonsense") he ghost-wrote Martine McCutcheon's autobiography and helped set up teen portal MyKindaPlace. "The week it launched I got a call from Channel 5 saying, 'Do you fancy a five-days-a-week talk show?'" he recalls. "So I quit the internet company." Only then did he realise that he was simply being invited to record a pilot, and the six-week »
- Peter Robinson
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
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
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
News Simon Brew 25 Feb 2014 - 06:55
Well, it's still going ahead. The long-mooted remake of Point Break is now at the stage where it's putting its cast in place, and it's been announced that Luke Bracey is to take on one of the lead roles.
Bracey, recently seen in G.I. Joe: Retaliation (and previously of Home And Away vintage), is to play Johnny Utah - the role taken by Keanu Reeves in the original - in the new film. Gerard Butler has already been cast in the movie.
Foreign distribution rights for Point Break have sold quickly, and it's full steam ahead on the film, which is set to begin photography over the summer. »
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
The Point Break remake already has a Bodhi, in the shape of Gerard Butler. It has now locked down another key casting component, with Aussie actor Luke Bracey primed to take over from Keanu Reeves in the role of driven young FBI agent Johnny Utah.Bracey, who comes from the Home And Away school of acting, has only popped up in a couple of films so far – lightweight rom-com Monte Carlo and as Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation. But he does have a few films currently making their way through post-production, including Max Landis’ Me Him Her, indie Amnesia and Pierce Brosnan action thriller November Man. He also scored one of the main roles in new Nicholas Sparks adaptation Best Of Me.In Point Break, with Kurt Wimmer re-imagining Katherine Bigelow’s 1991 film for director Ericson Core, he’ll be Utah, tasked with infiltrating the gang responsible for several daring heists. »
The fresh face who will be donning a wetsuit (if the new version calls for it, that is) and a badge is up-and-comer Luke Bracey.
Bracey appeared in 2013's "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and 2011's "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants"-esque "Monte Carlo." He's also Australian, and had a regular gig on long-running (it's been on since 1988!) Australian soap "Home and Away, the same show that gave budding actor Chris Hemsworth his start.
As Variety notes, Bracey joins Gerard Butler, who's already set to play surfing ne'er-do-well Bodhi. Ericson Core, who served as a cinematographer on movies like "The Fast and the Furious," "Payback," and "Daredevil," will direct.
We like this choice for Johnny for many reasons. His Australian-ness means he'll be good at surfing (they love surfing there, right?), he has a rough-around-the-edges look that contrasts Reeves's clean-cut visage nicely, »
- Tim Hayne
In the film, An ex-cia operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.
Donaldson previously helmed No Way Out, World’S Fastest Indian, and The Bank Job. The film is written by Mike Finch (American Assassin, Masters Of The Universe) and Karl Gajdusek (The Mechanic/Oblivion).
Presently the Solution Entertainment Group is selling international rights to November Man at the European Film Market
- Michelle McCue
Mirrors can be very scary, and not just when you look into them on the morning of a hangover. These everyday bits of furnishing have provided boundless material for horror movies, video games and Youtube scare videos, and no doubt will continue to do so for many years to come.
Next up to exploit our fear of mirrors is horror movie Oculus, which stars Karen Gillan (Doctor Who) and Brenton Thwaites (Home and Away) as Kaylie and Tim Russell, siblings whose lives were torn apart when their parents were murdered in their childhood. Tim was convicted of the crime, and so Kaylie seeks to exonerate him by proving that the real killer was a malevolent supernatural force lurking inside a mirror in their house. Honest, your honor.
As far as defenses go ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
We reminisce below over the humble Aussie acting beginnings of other Hollywood actors and actresses - and see which soaps spawned the most successful stars:
Chris Hemsworth played Jamie Kane in Neighbours back in 2002 and was in Home and Away as Kim Hyde from 2004 to 2007. The Aussie actor has since appeared in Hollywood blockbusters like Thor and The Avengers, and most recently played the late James Hunt in Ron Howard's Rush.
Directed by Adam Wingard (VHS, A Horrible Way to Die) and set during a family reunion in a remote part of the countryside in the Us, You’re Next sees the moneyed Davison family besieged by lunatic killers in creepy animal masks. Fortunately, it turns out that Erin, the girlfriend of one of the eldest brother is something of a total bad-ass herself and is soon rallying the family around to fight back with makeshift weaponry and traps. Thus begins a small scale war with their attackers. Who will survive and what will be left of them?
Despite my initial excitement, I was actually fairly nonplussed by You’re Next at first. It seemed fairly stolid, with broadly drawn characters and an uninventive set up. »
- Jack Kirby
TV drama has been produced in Australia since the late 1950s. Over the years, they’ve been set in cities and rural locales, hospitals and police stations, courthouses, schools, shopping malls, TV stations, caravan parks, block of flats and suburban streets, with those revolving around police, doctors and/or country towns both the most prevalent and the most popular.
In the UK and the Us it’s not uncommon for dramas and soaps to be in production for upwards of forty or fifty years, but here in Australia, eleven or twelve years is considered “long-running”. Our longest running dramas, by a long chalk, are Home And Away and Neighbours – dinosaurs of the local TV landscape as they enter their 27th and 30th years respectively. In the UK both are instantly recognised as Australian soaps, but there were loads of locally-made dramas before the Neighbours juggernaut that barely generated a blip »
- Matt Dunn
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