Antoine Fuqua would like Denzel Washington to play the title character in his remake of the 1983 classic “Scarface”.
Our promoting their latest collaboration “The Equalizer 2”, the filmmaker tells The Hollywood Reporter that he’s trying to twist Washington’s arm into being the new Tony Montana.
“My dream is for him to be Scarface. He laughs sometimes and he kind of goes, “[Al] Pacino did a great job! I don’t want to do that.” I’m nudging him. I’m trying to nudge him into doing it.”
As for a third “Equalizer” movie, Fuqua is quite keen – and if it happens, would love to see it go international.
“Personally, I’d love for it to happen. I mean the audience has spoken, so hopefully it’ll continue to do well in its life. Sony has brought it up and talked about it. It would be great to do it again. It would be great to do it again with Denzel. I’m looking forward to The Equalizer 3, if that happens. I would love for it to take place internationally, I think Denzel would be a great James Bond-type character. [Denzel and I] talk about a lot of different things. I’ve got some things I’m developing and roles I’d like him to play. Normally, that’s how it works with him. I’m dreaming him up as a cowboy or something, and then I’ve got to go pitch it. ”
“The Equalizer 2” is currently in theaters.