Scarface Remake Casts Diego Luna in Lead Role

The film is to focus on a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles.

Variety is reporting that Rogue One star Diego Luna has been cast in Universal Pictures upcoming remake of Scarface. Antoine Fuqua, who was previously set to direct, has dropped out. The 1983 Scarface was released on December 9, 1983, and stars Al Pacino as Tony Montana. Independent reports that the slight changes in the "Scarface" remake will please viewers who will finally see a Latino actor fill in Tony Montana's character.

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Maxim reported yesterday that Diego Luna has landed the role of Tony Montana, the iconic profanity-spewing mob boss, famously played by Al Pacino in the 1983 original.

Fuqua had been handling the project since last summer, but he left the director's chair to film the sequel to "The Equalizer" starring Denzel Washington.

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It was based on late crime writer Armitage Trail's 1929 novel of the same name, which was inspired by real-life mob boss Al Capone. Originally, David Ayers (Suicide Squad) was in charge of writing the film's screenplay, but now that role has been given to Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire).

Thirty four years after its release, Brian De Palma's Scarface has inspired generations of hustlers, rappers, small-time slingers, and wannabe gangsters with its epic, archetypal tale of one man's brutal rise to power.

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The new Scarface film is still on schedule for production as Universal, the studio behind the production of the film, has already begun interviewing replacement directors and is still on its production schedule.

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