Gerard Butler in talks for `Point Break` remake

PTI| Updated: Jan 10, 2014, 14:50 PM IST

Los Angeles: `PS I Love You` star Gerard Butler is in final negotiations to star in the remake of `Point Break`.

The 44-year-old actor is eyeing Patrick Swayze`s role in the reworking of the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow-directed film, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

As in the original, the film will centre around an FBI agent who infiltrates a criminal ring hidden inside the world of Southern California extreme sports.

Butler will take on Swayze`s Bodhi, who seeks nirvana by living on the edge, and is responsible for inducting the undercover agent Johnny Utah into the criminal circle.

`The Fast and the Furious` and `Daredevil` cinematographer Ericson Core will direct `Point Break` from Kurt Wimmer`s new script.

Butler was seen last year in `Olympus Has Fallen` and is in line for the sequel `London Has Fallen`. He will also star in the upcoming `Gods of Egypt`.

`Point Break` is yet to announce any other castings.