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Published: Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 1:25:00 PM
Updated: Wednesday February 26, 2014 MYT 2:16:21 PM

Luke Bracey is the new Keanu

Luke Bracey in a scene from 'Monte Carlo'. The Australian actor has been picked to play Johnny Utah -- a character made famous by Keanu Reeves -- in the remake of 'Point Break'.

Luke Bracey in a scene from 'Monte Carlo'. The Australian actor has been picked to play Johnny Utah -- a character made famous by Keanu Reeves -- in the remake of 'Point Break'.

The little-known will play Johnny Utah in the upcoming remake of Point Break.

Australian actor Luke Bracey will replace Keanu Reeves, starring as the undercover federal agent, surfer dude, and bank robber Johnny Utah in the 2015 remake of 1990s action movie Point Break.

Bracey might be a new face to most, but he already appeared as masked baddie Cobra Commander in G.I. Joe: Retaliation, as well as in the 2011 Selena Gomez romantic comedy Monte Carlo, as Variety points out.

Prior to that, he got his break on Australian TV soap Home And Away in a six-month stint that saw him play bad boy Trey Palmer.

Gerard Butler is already in place to play Bodhi, leader of the film’s tight crew of surfers and heistmen, a role first filled by Patrick Swayze. Ericson Core, cinematographer on The Fast And The Furious and Daredevil, takes the reigns as director for the project. — AFP Relaxnews

Tags / Keywords: Entertainment, Luke Bracey, Keanu Reeves, Point Break, Movies, Film, Remake, Johnny Utah

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