The crowd was raucous throughout the screening, hooting and hollering each time Pacino delivered one of his signature lines or snorted his way through yet another small mountain of cocaine. Viewers brought the same energy into a bizarre, sometimes
After a screening of the 1983 film, director Brian De Palma joined Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer (who played Tony Montana’s gangster partner) to reminisce. As they were brought onstage one by one, the sold-out Beacon Theatre crowd let out loud, concert-worthy roars and gave Pacino a standing ovation before anyone had uttered a word.
“Bombast was part of what we were trying to say with the movie,” Pacino said. “It was bigger than life.”
Pacino recalled stumbling on the original 1932 Scarface when it was playing at the long-shuttered Tiffany Theatre on Sunset Boulevard in L.A. Seeing star Paul Muni on screen, he remembered thinking, “I want to be him!
Last February, Universal Pictures set an August 10, 2018 release date, while bringing in the Coen Brothers to rewrite the script. We reported in May that Suicide Squad and Bright director David Ayer was in talks to take the helm, but we reported in July that he has backed away from the project due to creative differences. David Ayer's exit from the project was the last update we had until now, with this latest report
Last year, “Moonlight” became the first Best Picture winner with an all-black cast. Its director Barry Jenkins shared the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar with Tarell Alvin McCraney, while Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor. Viola Davis also took home Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.”
This year’s black nominees include Jordan Peele, a triple nominee for producing, directing and writing Best Picture contender “Get Out,” which also scored a Best Actor nomination for Daniel Kaluuya. Two-time winner Denzel Washington is nominated for “Roman J.
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In the early days of the Oscars, consecutive acting nominations were commonplace. From 1936 to 1947, there were eight occasions of this nature. Let’s take a look back at those years:
1936 and 1937 (Paul Muni, Spencer Tracy, Luise Rainer, Irene Dunne and Alice Brady)
1939 and 1940 (Laurence Olivier, James Stewart and Bette Davis)
1940 and 1941 (Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine and Walter Brennan)
1941 and 1942 (Gary Cooper,
The first film about Capone was produced when he was still making headlines. The main character may be named Antonio Camonte, but there’s little doubt as to who producer Howard Hughes had in mind when he and director Howard Hawks filmed Scarface during the Great Depression. Camonte shares more than the same initials with one Al Capone, who was about to begin his eleven-year sentence for tax evasion when the movie was released
The new Scarface has been penned by Terrence Winter (Vinyl), with the Coen brothers polishing the script, and will star Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s Diego Luna in the title role previously portrayed by Paul Muni in the 1932 movie and Al Pacino in the 1983 remake.
Previous rumours had suggested that David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon) were in contention to direct, but it now looks like Ayer has secured the gig.
Ayer is also attached to helm the Suicide Squad spinoff movie Gotham City Sirens, and at present its unclear how the DC project will be affected should Ayer close a deal with Universal for Scarface. Meanwhile, his
The Scarface remake looks like it has a new director, as David Ayer enters talks...
Suicide Squad director David Ayer is in early talks to direct and write Universal’s new take on the gangster classic Scarface. Ayer steps in for Antoine Fuqua, who couldn’t fit the film into his schedule, given his current commitment to making The Equalizer 2.
Scarface will follow the rise and fall of a Mexican gangster. It will star Diego Luna, who played Cassian Andor in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the bad immigrant made worse. It will be set in the El Sereno area of South Los Angeles
Ayer has form in the genre. Before Suicide Squad he directed the gritty crime films End Of Watch, Hard Times and Street Kings. He also wrote the screenplay for Training Day. Right now, he's currently directing and producing Bright, which will also star Will Smith,
Sure, featuring a single actor as more than one character in your movie smells a bit like a gimmick—but at the end of the day, it’s an efficient and often effective means of showcasing the versatility of a performer. And that can hardly be faulted. We caught a whiff of it with Split this year, though McAvoy might be disqualified for being a Legion of One rather than a cast with a shared face. Personally, I had no idea the trend cast such a wide-reaching historical net — I’d stupidly assumed it was something made possible by the advent of modern makeup and digital tech. Again, stupidly.
Be it gimmick or something more nuanced (or both!) — it’s particularly fascinating that it has such a long standing history as a marketing device. Film quality aside, the main draw is often the performative tour-de-force itself. Some
The Coen brothers, who recently polished the screenplays for Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, will work on the original script from Terrence Winter (The Wolf of Wall Street).
The new Scarface is said to be a reimagining of the central immigrant story of both the 1932 and 1983 films while being set in La and focusing on a Mexican immigrant. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story star Diego Luno is attached to the lead role, played previously by Paul Muni and Al Pacino, while the search is currently ongoing for a new director to replace Fuqua.
Diega Luna is set to headline the new Scarface, and a director shortlist has been drawn up...
The new remake of Scarface continues to gather pace at Universal, and some notable pieces of news surrounding it have just come to light.
Firstly, there's a release date. The new Scarface now has an official date of August 20th 2018. Straight away, that also suggests that the movie is going to be in physical production later this year. Diego Luna (Star Wars: Rogue One) has been confirmed in the lead role. Oh, and there's the small matter of the Coen brothers writing the screenplay.
In a press release, Universal revealed the film will shoot from a script by Joel and Ethan Coen, who’ve known their way around crime dramas in the past, having previously penned and helmed Fargo and No Country For Old Men. That is a
Variety also reports that the studio is close to finding a new director, following the departure of Antoine Fuqua. Whoever the studio brings on will be the fourth director to sign on, following in the footsteps of David Yates (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Pablo Larrain (Jackie) and Antoine Fuqua. There have also been a slew of writers on the project before the Coen Brothers came aboard,
Deadline reports that Antoine Fuqua is in negotiations to direct this project, which would mark the third different incarnation of this story. The original Scarface hit theaters in 1932, starring Paul Muni as Chicago gangster Tony Camonte. Al Pacino starred as Tony Montana in the iconic 1983 remake, which shifted the story to Miami. This new version will be set in modern-day Los Angeles.
The last update we had on this project was back in March 2015, when Straight Outta Compton writer Jonathan Herman came aboard to write the screenplay. Paul Attanasio and Suicide Squad writer-director
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