The "Rogue One" actor Diego Luna has been confirmed to be playing as Toni Montana in "Scarface" remake. But then, Director Antoine Fuqua has to drop out from the project due to some clashes with his schedule.
According to NME, Diego Luna has purportedly been cast to play the lead role; Toni Montana in the forthcoming remake of "Scarface". It was also noted that this movie was a huge success at the box office upon its launch and has had a major impact on popular culture since then. With this, a remake of the 1983 film "Scarface" is already in the works and it was reported that Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is confirmed to take on the incomparable role of Toni Montana.
Aside from that, Independent has learned that there has been a bad news since the project director Antoine Fuqua needs to be pulled out in order to fast track a sequel to Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer". Now, they are looking for a new director and two of the contenders are Nicolas Winding Refn and Stefano Sollima.
Although, Universal may face some criticism for remaking "Scarface", the 1983 film was also a recreation of "Scarface: The Shame of the Nation" which was premiered in 1932, directed by Howard Hawks. This movie has adopted the 1929 novel of the same name based loosely on the rise and fall of Al Capone.
"Boardwalk Empire" and "The Sopranos" writer Terence Winter composed the newest draft of the script. Meanwhile, the 1983 screenplay was written by Oliver Stone, who sees it as his own avenge on cocaine.
With Al Pacino had given a tremendous performance as the iconic drug lord, many will be satisfied to see the lead role of "Scarface" remake to the Latino actor; Diego Luna. As for the director of the movie, the production seems to me in the middle of choosing the right one.