There’s a rumour suggesting that Michael B. Jordan might be in the running to play the lead in the upcoming Scarface remake.
This rumour comes from News Week who did a roundup of everything they know about the upcoming remake.
Now, the Brian De Palma Scarface movie was already a remake of another movie of the same name.
That film featured Al Pacino as Tony Montana.
This new movie is being directed by Call Me By Your Name’s Luca Guadagnino.
He’ll be working from a script written by the Coen Brothers.
It’ll reportedly be set in Los Angeles as opposed to Miami and is rumoured to star Michael B. Jordan in the lead role.
Michael B. Jordan is rumoured to be playing the lead in the Scarface remake
“The truth is that I’m interested in the Tony Montana character,” Guadagnino revealed in a recent interview.
“He’s a symptom of the American Dream. And I think that these movies are made for their times. My own Scarface will arrive 40 years after the previous one. I think the important thing about these movies is not the fact that they’re lush and fundamental like Brian De Palma’s one. The important thing is knowing that Tony Montana is an archetypal character.”
Guadagnino also revealed that he wants the characters to be current and the movie to be shocking.
“The important things are A. It has to be well done, the script has to be great – and it is. B. Our Tony Montana has to be current. I don’t want to imitate anything. C. This movie has to be shocking.”
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