Diego Luna Attached as New ‘Scarface’

The new Scarface movie looks to have taken a small step back with news that the film’s planned director, Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer), has now dropped off.

On the other hand, Diego Luna fans have some interesting news on their hands. Variety broke the news regarding Fuqua’s decision to leave the Scarface reimagining – a decision apparently made due to scheduling clashes with Fuqua’s Equalizer sequel – and the outlet also revealed that Luna is attached to take on the lead role.

The new take on Scarface is said to keep the focus on an immigrant climbing up in the crime world, although the spotlight will this time be on a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles.

Naturally, disgruntled opinions regarding this remake have been coming from the many fans of Al Pacino’s 1983 Scarface, which was itself a remake of the Paul Muni-starring 1932 picture.

The most recent draft of the remake’s screenplay was written by Terence Winter, whose credits include The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Luna recently played a gangster villain opposite Mel Gibson in the thriller Blood Father and had a lead role as Cassian Andor in that little sci-fi film you may have heard of.

Universal Pictures is now on the search for a new director to bring this new Scarface to life. Stay tuned…

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