Diego Luna may jump from one franchise to another, decidedly different, one. After starring as Rebel intelligence officer Captain Cassian Andor in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," Variety has reported that Diego Luna is attached to star in Universal's upcoming "Scarface" reboot. The report comes from unnamed insiders and has not yet been verified by Universal.
The news comes along with news of director Antoine Fuqua's departure. The new "Scarface" is said to be a reimagining of the immigrant story originally told in both the 1932 and 1983 versions of the film. Instead of focusing on an Italian Immigrant in Chicago (like in the original) or a Cuban refugee in Miami (like in the 1983 remake), the new "Scarface" is said to feature a Mexican immigrant in Los Angeles. Terence Winter ("Boardwalk Empire") wrote the reboot's screenplay.
Fuqua reportedly tried to remain with the project, but work on another film called him away. While it hasn't been announced yet, it's rumored that Sony and Denzel Washington wants a sequel to 2014's "The Equalizer." Directed by Fuqua, "The Equalizer" starred Washington and earned $192 million at the worldwide box office. With the studio wanting the film to be in production this spring, Fuqua may have departed "Scarface" in order to get the "Equalizer" sequel up and running.
Diego Luna can currently be seen in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." His next film, "Flatliners, co-stars Nina Dobrev and Ellen Page and opens on September 29.
(via Coming Soon)