David Ayer In Early Talks to Direct ‘Scarface’ Remake for Universal

Antoine Fuqua had previously been attached to direct

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David Ayer is in early talks to direct and write Universal’s “Scarface” remake, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Antoine Fuqua had previously been attached to direct but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

Diego Luna (“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”) is set to star in the reimagining of the core immigrants story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen (“No Country for Old Men”) had polished the most recent screenplay. “Scarface” will be produced by Dylan Clark for his Dylan Clark Productions and Scott Stuber. Martin Bregman, producer of the 1983 “Scarface” film, will also produce.

Ayer recently wrote and directed “Suicide Squad,” which starred Margot Robbie, Will Smith, Cara Delevingne and and Viola Davis. He is currently directing and producing “Bright,” which will also star Smith as well as Ike Barinholtz, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez.

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Ayer is represented by CAA, Rowe PR and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

“Scarface” will hit theaters on August 10, 2018.

Deadline first reported the news.