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Chilean director Pablo Larrain in talks to direct Scarface remake

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Mar 24, 2014 | 2:56pm EDT

Chilean director Pablo Larrain is reportedly in talks to direct a planned Scarface remake. A revamp of the gritty 1983 drama, which starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, has been in the planning stages since 2011, but now movie bosses believe they have found their director, according to TheWrap.com. The storyline will reportedly stay true to both the 1983 remake and the 1932 original, which starred Paul Muni, but the new movie will be set in modern day Los Angeles and the character will be of Mexican origin. Producers are reportedly eyeing Oscar Isaac, Edgar Ramirez and Michael Pena to star in the movie. Harry Potter filmmaker David Yates was previously linked to the film, but he was unable to sign on because of his commitments to the new Tarzan movie. Larrain's films include the critically acclaimed No and Tony Manero.

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