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The 'Scarface' Remake Has a Director, and It's Not Who You'd Expect

24 March 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Well, this is pretty cool: Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain, whose last film was the deeply brilliant (not to mention Academy Award-nominated) "No," has been tasked with helming the upcoming big budget reboot of "Scarface" for Universal, according to The Wrap.

"Scarface" first began life as a Howard Hawks/Richard Rosson gangster film back in 1932. It told the story of a man named Tony who was an Italian immigrant in Chicago, who rose to power through the ranks of organized crime. The film was notable for its realistic depiction of violence (which caused a fair amount of controversy) and Paul Muni's electric lead performance. When the movie was remade in the early '80s by Brian De Palma and Oliver Stone, the setting was relocated to Reagan-era Miami and the lead character re-conceived as a charismatic, drug-smuggling Cuban.

Once again, the movie came under fire for what some considered its »

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