Variety is reporting that Universal’s reimagining of the 1983 gangster flick Scarface has cast Rogue One’s Diego Luna as Tony Montana, the role portrayed by Al Pacino in the original film.
Reportedly, the new film will be set in Los Angeles as opposed to Miami and will focus on a Mexican immigrant rather than a Cuban, which should hopefully quell any concerns of Luna not being of Cuban heritage.
Unfortunately, it may still be awhile until Scarface gets up and running, as sources have also confirmed that director Antoine Fuqua has departed the project for Sony’s planned sequel to the 2014 Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer. Fuqua reportedly very much wanted to do Scarface, but had spent so much time developing the script for the next Equalizer already that he couldn’t turn his back on the latter project.
That being said, Universal is reportedly keen to get the project started and still plans to go into production in the spring, so expect Fuqua to be replaced quickly.