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Luca Guadagnino to direct Scarface remake


Story by Jack Foley

OSCAR nominated Luca Guadagnino is to direct Universal Pictures’ reboot of Scarface.

The remake has been in development for some time, going back to 2011, with David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua previously attached as directors. Diego Luna has also been linked to the leading role.

The story of Scarface has already been told in two previous movies: in 1932, when an Italian (Paul Muni) took over Chicago, and in the notorious Brian De Palma remake, in which Tony Montana (played by Al Pacino) cornered the cocaine trade in 1980s Miami, only to be consumed by it.

The new movie will be set in Los Angeles.

The script has been drafted by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who have been with the project for at least three years, following earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio.

Guadagnino is also attached to make a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, the film for which he received his Academy Award nod. That film is entitled Find Me, with original stars Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg all returning.

Call Me By Your Name earned four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, and a win for James Ivory’s adapted screenplay of the 2007 André Aciman novel.

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