Pablo Larraín to direct Scarface remake
Universal Pictures is on the brink of appointing a director to its forthcoming “Scarface” remake, with “No” director Pablo Larraín in line to step behind the camera. He is reported to be in advanced talks with the studio over the project, which would represent the Chilean's most high-profile gig to date. The studio had previously revealed plans to update the classic crime saga with a new modern-day setting and a different ethnic background for its main character, who was Cuban in the original.
The report from website “The Wrap” also goes on to suggest that the studio is keen on casting a complete unknown in the leading role, and is looking for a bilingual and bicultural candidate to fit the bill.