‘Rogue One’ star Diego Luna rumored for lead in ‘Scarface’ remake

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A well-known face from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story might play the lead position in a remake of the 1983 gangster drama Scarface.

A remake of basic gangster drama Scarface has been within the works for fairly some time now, and though it lately misplaced its director, it appears to have discovered its star.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Diego Luna is reportedly hooked up to star in Scarface, a contemporary reimagining of the story advised in each Howard Hawks’ unique 1932 movie and director Brian De Palma’s 1983 lavish remake. The movie is predicted to be set in Los Angeles and have a Mexican immigrant because the lead character (presumably performed by Luna).

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Variety stories that Luna’s attachment to the undertaking comes as director Antoine Fuqua (The Magnificent SevenCoaching Day) abruptly left the movie to work on the sequel to The Equalizer, his surprisingly profitable 2014 movie based mostly on the hit tv collection. Fuqua reportedly needed to direct Scarface for Common Footage, however Sony Footage and The Equalizer star Denzel Washington needed to maneuver shortly on the movie’s sequel, a undertaking he’d already invested a big period of time into earlier than it acquired quick-tracked.

Initially impressed by Armitage Path’s 1929 novel of the identical identify, which was loosely based mostly on the rise and fall of notorious mobster Al Capone, the 1932 movie Scarface follows an Irish immigrant in Nineteen Twenties Chicago as he rises via the ranks of the legal underworld, solely to fall in spectacular, bullet-riddled trend. De Palma later helmed a remake of the movie from a screenplay penned by Oliver Stone, and famously forged Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee who rode the drug commerce to energy in Nineteen Eighties Miami.

The newest draft of the Scarface remake script was penned by Boardwalk Empire creator Terence Winter, following prior drafts from David Ayer (Suicide Squad) and Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton). There’s no official manufacturing timeline for the movie at this level.

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