This reboot will be a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 original Scarface and the 1983 Scarface remake. This story will follow an immigrant's rise through the Los Angeles criminal underworld, with the main character said to be of Mexican descent. The plot is said to be a mythic origin story that shows how Tony's physical and emotional wounds helped define him as a man.
The original Scarface was set in Chicago and starred Paul Muni as Italian mobster Tony Cammonte, while the remake followed Al Pacino's Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant who takes over the Miami crime world.
While no cast members have been attached yet, the producers are looking to cast an authentic Latino who can speak both Spanish and English as the lead character, whose first name will be Tony like the previous two versions. The producers are open to finding an undiscovered actor for the title role, along with other established stars such as Oscar Isaac, Édgar Ramírez and Michael Pena, who are the top Latino actors that are within the right age range for this role.
Paul Attanasio (The Fighter) wrote the most current draft of the screenplay, which was previously worked on by David Ayer (Training Day, Sabotage). Marc Shmuger is producing alongside Martin Bregman, who produced the 1983 version of Scarface. No production schedule was given.