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'Scarface' remake says hello to 'Straight Outta Compton' screenwriter
'Scarface' remake says hello to 'Straight Outta Compton' screenwriter

Universal Pictures' "Scarface" remake has recruited screenwriter Jonathan Herman. After working on the studio's N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," Herman has come aboard to rewrite a new take on the gangster tale made famous by Al Pacino and Brian De Palma in 1983, The Times has confirmed. The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news. De Palma's "Scarface" chronicled the rise and fall of Tony Montana (Pacino), a Cuban refugee turned drug kingpin in 1980s Miami; the film was a remake of Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson's 1932 movie about an Italian immigrant and gangster (based on an Armitage Trail novel, which was loosely based on...

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