Lori Petty Disses Point Break Reboot
Petty portrayed Keanu Reeves’ onscreen girlfriend Tyler in the 1991 Kathryn Bigelow movie, and while she is not involved in the new remake, the actress is less than impressed with plans to bring the drama back to the big screen.
Petty tells The Hollywood Reporter, “I think it’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Really? Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Kathryn Bigelow – what are you gonna do? What are you thinking? Stupid!” She went on to say, “Somebody tweeted this really cute picture of me from the film, and it said, ‘What’s this pig board piece of s**t?’ which is what I say to Keanu, but it was about the new movie. I’m like, ‘Seconded’… I got a phone call from my manager: ‘Why did you diss the new Point Break?’ Because that’s bulls**t! That’s some stupid s**t right there!”
However, Petty added that she has not even seen the trailer for the reboot, saying she “can’t do it.”
Her criticism didn’t stop there, she also took to Twitter:
Pretty sure it's the dumbest idea in the history of ideas. Bigelow? Keanu? Swayze? Realllllllly? https://t.co/8IToUjMBWx
— loripetty (@loripetty) May 27, 2015
The upcoming reboot stars Australian actor Luke Bracey as Reeves’ character Johnny Utah, an undercover Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent trying to infiltrate a criminal surf gang. The film also features Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone and Edgar Ramirez, and is slated for a 2015 Christmas Day release.