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'Training Day' Writer to Pen 'Scarface' Remake

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Nov 29, 2011 | 3:38pm EST

5369831.jpgDeadline.com reports that David Ayer, writer of the Denzel Washington/Ethan Hawke cop thriller Training Day, has been hired by Universal to pen the screenplay for the studio's Scarface update. The project is said to be a contemporized version of the Scarface story, which has appeared on the big screen in two iterations, the more famous of which is Brian De Palma's 1983 version starring Al Pacino as a Cuban immigrant-turned-rapacious gangster-turned-bullet-riddled corpse.

Source: Deadline.com

David Ayer recently completed shooting End of Watch, stars Jake Gyllenhaal. Click below for more images of the Source Code star:

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