According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has hired writer Jonathan Herman (Straight Outta Compton) to rewrite the script for the upcoming reboot of Scarface. Yes, I said it, another remake of Scarface. Chilean director Pablo Larrain (No) is set to direct the film. Previous versions of the screenplay were turned in by Paul Attanasio (Donnie Brasco) and David Ayer (Suicide Squad). No actors are attached to the project at this time but it is said that a Mexican actor is being sought for the lead.
The new film will be set in Los Angeles and explore an immigrant’s rise in the criminal underworld.
More as it becomes available.