Luca Guadagnino Reveals His Latest Project: A Scarface Remake

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The Call Me By Your Name director signs on to direct a remake of Scarface, with a script by the Coen brothers

In news announced today by DeadlineCall Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino has revealed his latest project – a new version of the classic gangster film Scarface, which first hit the silver screen in 1932, starring Paul Muni, and was popularised by Brian De Palma’s blockbuster 1983 version starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer.

This new version has purportedly been a long time in the works: in 2014, Pablo Larraín – director of Jackie, whose new film Ema arrived on MUBI earlier this month – was originally set to direct, with David Ayer and Antoine Fuqua also attached at various points. 

Guadagnino’s version will be set in Los Angeles, working from a script by the Coen brothers – best known for their films Fargo, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men – who have been part of the project for the last three years.

It is not the only remake Guadagnino has undertaken: in 2018, he released a new version of Suspiria, the cult 1977 horror directed by Dario Argento. Its stars, Tilda Swinton, Dakota JohnsonMia Goth and Chloë Grace Moretz appeared on the covers of AnOther Magazine A/W19 to coincide with the release; while Guadagnino offered the texts which had a profound impact on the film’s conception for the issue’s Document.

Earlier this year, Guadagnino announced another film he has in the works – a sequel to Call Me By Your Name, with both Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer reprising their original roles as lovers Elio and Oliver.