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Twitter Reacts To 'Scarface' Reboot News And Casting Speculations

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 15, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 15, 2020 |


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With I Am Love, Call Me By Your Name, and Suspiria, Luca Guadagnino has created sweeping, swooning cinema of romance and horror. Now, he’s teaming the Joel and Ethan Coen to reboot Scarface for a new era.

Variety reports the Coen Brothers’ script for Scarface will be helmed by the celebrated Italian director. Like the original 1932 Howard Hawks film and the 1983 Brian De Palma remake, this Scarface will follow an immigrant’s rise to power in organized crime. Rather than being set in Chicago or Miami, Guadagnino’s version will be set in Los Angeles. While the first film followed an Italian immigrant (Paul Muni) and the second a Cuban refugee (Al Pacino), there’s no word yet on the origins of the reboot’s central gangster.

Guadagnino is best-known for arthouse dramas that’s moments are small but heart-grabbingly tender, like the discussion of a penetrated peach or the preparation of a delectable dish. He’s made remakes before with 2015’s critically acclaimed A Bigger Splash and 2018’s Suspiria, which polarized critics and flopped at the box office. So, it’s hard to know what to predict from this in-development project.

Here’s what Film Twitter had to say:

Some fans were outraged that Scarface would be remade…even though the one they love is a remake. Some mocked that irony.

Who could be the new Scarface? Diego Luna was attached for a time.

@AllLoveHipHop started a rumor that Michael B. Jordan is being eyed, which sparked a range of reactions.

But our own Roxana has an intriguing proposition: Oscar Isaac.



Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.


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