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Harry Potter director in talks for Scarface revamp - report

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Aug 01, 2013 | 2:06pm EDT

Harry Potter director David Yates is reportedly in talks to direct the revamp of mobster classic Scarface. Sources tell Deadline.com, Yates has been meeting with studio executives at Universal and has emerged as the frontrunner for the job. The film originally hit the big screen in 1932, but it became a classic when Al Pacino starred in Brian De Palma’s 1982 version. Training Day screenwriter David Ayer and Paul Attanasio have both contributed to the script for the new film, which will reportedly be set in modern day America and feature a Mexican Scarface, as opposed to Pacino's Cuban mobster Tony Montana.

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