Will ‘Scarface’ return to its Jewish roots?

Poster for the 1932 movie, Scarface with Paul Muni

Brothers Joel and Ethan Coen are polishing the script to a reboot of “Scarface” for director Luca Guadignino. The sentence reads like a screen trade Mad Libs, but it is true nonetheless.[…] How did a star of the Yiddish theater [Paul Muni] come to play the lead in the 1930s’ definitive gangster film for two old money anti-Semites named Howard? It took some convincing.

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