The Coen brothers will write the screenplay of the movie that will be set in the Los Angeles crime scene
Italian director Luca Guadagnino will direct the remake of ‘Scarface‘. In 1983, the movie written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian De Palma starred Al Pacino, as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, and Michelle Pfeiffer. Like for Stone’s movie, Universal Pictures will distribute Guadagnino’s one. However, the screenplay will be written by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, who’ve been on the project for at least three years. They are working on earlier drafts by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Jonathan Herman, and Paul Attanasio.
And, so far, the cast is still unknown even if the project of the movie has been going on since 2011.
The 1983 film told the story of the drug boss Tony Montana in Miami in the 80s. And it was itself inspired by the 1932 ‘Scarface’ directed by Howard Hawks and distributed by United Artists. In it, an Italian immigrant (Paul Muni) took over the Chicago crime scene during the years of prohibition. The story was inspired by the life and times of real-life gangster Al Capone, whose nickname was Scarface. In De Palma’s 1983 version, Montana cornered the cocaine trade in 1980s Miami, only to be consumed by it.
Guadagnino’s remake will explore the Los Angeles crime scene. Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions will produce it. Scott Stuber will executive produce alongside Marco Marabito. SVP Brian Williams will also executive produce for Dylan Clark Productions. Universal SVP Production Jay Polidoro and director of development Lexi Barta will oversee the project for Universal.
Guadagnino became popular after the success of ‘Call me by your name‘ that in 2018 won the Oscar for the best original screenplay. And of which he will make a sequel titled ‘Find Me.’ The cast will include the first movie’s original stars Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg.