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David Ayer Courted to Direct 'Scarface' Remake

May 19, 2017 (5:32 pm) GMT
The 'Suicide Squad' director is in early talks to sit at the helm for Universal's new take on the classic mobster movie.
David Ayer Courted to Direct 'Scarface' Remake

Universal is reportedly zeroing in on David Ayer to sit behind the lens for new "" movie which will be set in Los Angeles. According to Deadline, the "" helmer is in early negotiations to direct the upcoming reboot of the classic gangster movie.

The movie is "a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 film versions." played the lead role in the latter version, and ("") is attached to lead the upcoming remake scripted by the Coen brothers.

The film is scheduled for August 10, 2018 in the United States, opening a week after "". Antoine Fuqua ("") was originally attached to helm the project, but he eventually abandoned it for "".

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