Ramirez, the Emmy-nominated star of the Carlos the Jackal biopic "Carlos," is in talks to replace
"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," Alcon chiefs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a statement.
The Venezuelan actor is to star opposite Luke Bracey (
That film took place in the Southern California surf scene, but the remake is set in the broader world of international extreme sports. Ericson Core, a cinematographer on "The Fast and the Furious" and "Daredevil," is directing the new film, which is set to shoot in June.
Ramirez, 37, is a diplomat's son who once dreamed of being the U.N. secretary-general. He rose to fame on the popular Venezuelan telenovela "Cosita Rica." Besides his role as an international terrorist in Olivier Assayas' miniseries "Carlos," his credits include