Zero Dark Thirty star Edgar Ramirez will replace Gerard Butler in the Point Break remake.

The Venezuelan actor has signed up to play surfer criminal Bodhi, the character made famous by Patrick Swayze in the cult 1991 film.

Butler recently dropped out of the project following a series of creative differences with director Ericson Core, and a scheduling conflict.

Ray Winstone and Luke Bracey are still on board to recreate characters originally portrayed by Gary Busey and Keanu Reeves.

A statement from producers Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson reads: "We consider Edgar one of the finest actors in the world today, and we are thrilled he will be creating a fresh new take on the iconic character of Bodhi."