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Terence Winter to write Antoine Fuqua’s Scarface re-imagining

Scarface

Story by Jack Foley

BOARDWALK Empire scribe Terence Winter is to do a polish job on the script of Universal’s new re-telling of the Scarface story.

According to Variety, the writer has been tasked with putting a more contemporary spin on the famous gangster story, which was infamously turned into a 1983 movie starring Al Pacino.

Winter was sought out by the studio given his expertise in creating screen gangsters, following his work on both Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos. He also has real-life relationships with former crime figures.

The new film, which is to be directed by The Magnificent Seven helmer Antoine Fuqua, will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on a Mexican immigrant.

In addition to his work on the small screen, Winter also earned an Oscar nomination for his adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street.

He also recently signed on to write the Andy Warhol biopic starring Jared Leto.

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