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David Ayer in Talks to Direct Universal's 'Scarface'
The search for the Scarface director has been a long one. Equalizer and Training Day helmer Antoine Fuqua was attached to the project, before dropping out due to scheduling conflicts at the beginning of this year. Hell or High Water director David MacKenzie and Patriots Day helmer Peter Berg were also circling the project at one point.
After directing the Warner Bros. antihero ensemble Suicide Squad, Ayer is heading to computer screens everywhere with the Netflix fantasy movie Bright, starring Will Smith. He also is attached to a Warners remake of the Western The Wild Bunch and will reteam with his Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie for Gotham City Sirens, which will be led by Robbie's Harley Quinn.
Ayer is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer.