Matias Varela is getting his big Hollywood break…
The 33-year-old Spanish actor, who was born and raised in Sweden, has signed on to appear in Alcon Entertainment’s Point Break remake.
The film is an update of the Kathryn Bigelow-helmed 1991 original to center on an ex-extreme sports athlete turned FBI trainee assigned to go undercover to investigate a string of robberies by a band of fellow adrenaline junkies.
The original starred Patrick Swayze, Keanu Reeves, Lori Petty and Gary Busey.
Varela will portray Grommet, an extreme sports athlete and member of Bodhi’s gang of outlaws.
In his native Sweden, Varela earned a Swedish Oscar nod for his turn in the final Snabba Cash film, Livet Deluxe.
His other credits include starring in several episodes of Showtime‘s The Borgias, as Ferdinand II of Naples.