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Diego Luna to star in Scarface remake as Antoine Fuqua drops out of directing

Scarface

Story by Jack Foley

DIEGO Luna, one of the stars of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, is to play iconic gangster Tony Montana in the remake of Scarface.

However, Antoine Fuqua – who was to have directed – has dropped out of the project to concentrate on the sequel to The Equalizer.

According to Variety, the new Scarface will be a modern-day reimagining of Brian De Palma’s 1983 film, which will focus on a Mexican immigrant instead of a Cuban one and take place in LA rather than Miami.

If a director can be found quickly, this latest version of Scarface would be the third incarnation of the crime drama. The original Scarface: The Shame of the Nation was released in 1932 and directed by Howard Hawks, and was based on a 1929 novel of the same name (which in itself was loosely based on the rise and fall of Al Capone).

Oliver Stone penned De Palma’s remake. And it’s now the turn of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos‘ Terence Winter to have written the most recent draft of the script.

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