'ROGUE ONE' STAR DIEGO LUNA ATTACHED AS LEAD; UNIVERSAL WANTS TO START SHOOTING BY SPRING
Variety's Justin Kroll posted an exclusive last night about Universal's Scarface remake, indicating that, as the studio is eager to get the production up and running by this spring, Antoine Fuqua has decided to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with his Denzel Washington-starring sequel to Equalizer. "Sources say Fuqua very much wanted to do the film," states Kroll, "and that he and his team were still trying to figure out a way to make it work even as Uni was meeting with other directors. But ultimately, Fuqua had already spent so much time developing the script for the next Equalizer that he simply couldn’t move on from a project he had so much invested in." (Now would be a great time to see if Pablo Larraín is available again.)
Kroll also states that Rogue One-star Diego Luna is now attached to play the lead, according to "sources". The most recent draft of the screenplay is by Terence Winter.