Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain (“No”) is in negotiations to direct the latest version of “Scarface” at Universal Pictures and Global Produce.
The story reimagines the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. This version swaps the 1930s Chicago and 1980s Miami settings respectively for modern day Los Angeles.
In this, a Mexican immigrant named Tony rises in the criminal underworld as he strives for the American Dream. This version is said to have more of a “mythic origin story” tone which explores “where Tony’s physical and emotional wounds come from and how they shaped him as a man”.
Paul Attanasio (“Donnie Brasco”) penned the current draft of the screenplay. Marc Shmuger and Marty Bregman are producing. The producers aim to cast an “authentic Latino who is bilingual and bicultural.”
Source: The Wrap