‘Scarface’ Remake Has Announced the Director That Will Take the Reins

Devan McGuinness - Author

May 14 2020, Updated 8:00 p.m. ET

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We seem to be in the day and age where remakes of past popular movies and TV shows are being made left and right. We’re seeing reboots, prequels, and sequels happening, and it’s been fun (in some cases). For some of the most nostalgic movies and series, we see a new generation fall in love with the stories of the past. Things like Fuller House and Spider-Man have done well, and now with a Scarface remake, the cast will try and do the same thing. 

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‘Scarface’ remake cast has not been announced, so don't believe the rumors — yet.

The Scarface remake is on the way, thanks to Universal Pictures, and the details are now starting to roll out. There was some speculation on whether this reboot was going to be made since the dates kept getting pushed back. However, according to Variety, the project is finally moving forward. 

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The American crime drama film from 1983 was cast with Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, and Robert Loggia. There was also a lesser-known 1932 version of the same story, too. But with such a powerful cast in the 1983 version that's been so beloved by fans over the years, the remake cast has some big shoes to fill.

Reportedly, Michael B. Jordan was set to play Tony Montana for the upcoming remake, but the rumor appears to be unfounded. Universal has not made any casting choices so far. 

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However, this project has been in the works for quite some time and Narcos: Mexico star Diego Luna was tapped to play Tony all the way back in 2017. However, as of early 2020, it was announced that he was no longer attached to the project.

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The director set for the ‘Scarface’ remake has finally been announced.

The original movie was directed by Brian De Palma, but a new director has now been set to tackle the Scarface remake. Call Me by Your Name filmmaker Luca Guadagnino is now at the helm.

While the Scarface remake cast hasn’t been announced yet, Luca has previously worked with actress Tilda Swinton several times, including the 1999 movie, The Protagonists, I Am Love from 2010 and A Bigger Splash from 2015. Perhaps we can expect her in the new remake? We will have to wait and see!

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The new Scarface remake will be slightly different.

The producers have also been announced to help the Scarface remake cast get on screen. Scarface "will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco Marabito. SVP Brian Williams will also executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions,” Variety reports. 

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The Scarface remake is said to be a reimagining of the same immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. However, this story is going to take place in Los Angeles instead of the Miami-based original.

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Deadline reports the new Scarface remake has been in the works by Universal Pictures since 2011. At that time, David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua were previously attached to being the directors of the new project. 

Stay tuned for more details! 

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