Scarface: Universal Retelling to be Directed by Fuqua and Written by Terence Winter

After the iconic gangsters on The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire, Oscar-nominated scribe Terence Winter will tackle another famous crime figure.

Winter has signed on to do a polish of Jonathan Herman’s latest draft of Universal’s new retelling of the Scarface story.
Given Winter’s expertise creating such characters, and the fact that Winter has real-life relationships with former crime figures, the studio was quick to turn to the writer for Scarface.
Antoine Fuqua is on board to direct.

The film will be a Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, and will be produced by Marc Shmuger, Scott Stuber, and Dylan Clark.

Marty Bregman, producer of the 1983 “Scarface” film, will also produce.

The pic is a reimagining of the core immigrant story told in both the 1932 and 1983 films. The new film will be set in Los Angeles and will focus on a Mexican immigrant.

Winter has balanced television and film, helping to create HBO series “Vinyl” following an Oscar nomination for his adaptation of The Wolf of Wall Street.

Winter is currently producing an untitled LeBron James biopic and has also written an untitled Mike Tyson biopic starring Jamie Foxx.

He also recently signed on to write the Andy Warhol biopic starring Jared Leto and produced Michael De Luca.