Universal Pictures has finally found a director for its proposed remake of Scarface. Though Harry Potter filmmaker David Yates previously flirted with the idea of directing the gangster redo, The Wrap reports that Chilean director Pablo Larraín is now in talks to take the helm. Larraín previously directed the 2012 Chilean film No with Gael Garcia Bernal as well as the 2010 drama Post Mortem, so Scarface is certainly the filmmaker’s most high profile feature to date. While we have known for a while that Universal’s redo will update the story to a modern day setting with a different ethnic background for the lead character, the specifics have remained under wraps. However, today’s new report reveals that this Scarface update will feature a lead character of Mexican origin.
Hit the jump for more, including news on the setting of the new Scarface.