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Luca Guadagnino to Direct ‘Scarface’ Reboot For Universal

The “Call Me By Your Name” director comes aboard for a new reimagining of a classic film…

According to a Variety, Luca Guadagnino is directing a new imagining of “Scarface,” for Universal Studios. The “Call Me By Your Name” director is taking up a script, last revised by the Coen brothers, to reboot the drama, last envisioned by Brian De Palma in 1983. Dylan Clark Production is producing. Scott Stuber executive produces alongside Marco Marabito. Per the source, the new film is a reboot on the story of an immigrant.

De Palma’s “Scarface” stars Al Pacino in the Golden Globe-nominated role of Tony Montana. The film grossed over $66 million and cements itself as one of Pacino’s famously-quoted performances. For the 1983 film, De Palma directs from a script by Oliver Stone. In Universal’s remake, the Coen brothers (“Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Blood Simple,” “No Country For Old Men”) pen the latest drafts from Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman and Paul Attanasio. SVP Brian Williams is also executive producing. The reboot is generating buzz with its award-winning crew.

Al Pacino in “Scarface” (1983)

The 1932 film noir “Scarface” stars Paul Muni as Tony Camonte, who rises up a Chicago crime syndicate. Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson direct from a novel by Armitage Trail.

Luca Guadagnino’s directorial credits include the Academy Award-winning coming-of-age romance, “Call Me By Your Name.” It holds four Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothee Chalamet, and its win for James Ivory’s adapted script. He went on to direct the remake of “Suspiria,” starring Tilda Swinton and Dakota Johnson. He is currently wrapping filming his series, “We Are Who We Are,” and is directing the “Call Me By Your Name” sequel, “Find Me.” Guadagnino is also rebooting “Lord of the Flies for Warner Bros.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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