On the heels of a successful opening weekend for his latest film, The Magnificent Seven, director Antoine Fuqua is bringing in a big gun to collaborate with him on his next epic film, Scarface.
The film 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.
Esteemed crime writer Terence Winter (The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire) will tackle the latest incarnation of the famous crime figure. Reportedly, Winter has been hired to tighten up Jonathan Herman’s latest draft of the new retelling of the Scarface story. Given Winter’s expertise creating such characters, and the fact that he has real-life relationships with former crime figures, he was the obvious choice.
Winter has balanced success in both television and film, having most recently helped created 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.