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Gangster classic to celebrate 35th anniversary


"Scarface" is celebrating a milestone and getting a makeover.

The 1983 cocaine gangster flick will mark its 35th anniversary with a special screening April 19 at 7 p.m.—the second night of the Tribeca Film Festival—at New York's Beacon Theatre.

Director Brian DePalma and stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer will be on hand for the premiere of the digitally restored tale of Cuban drug lord Tony Montana's bloody reign of terror in Miami.

Ticket prices are steep: $81 to $356.

The violent, drug-fueled drama, now a cable channel staple, was a remake of a 1932 film that starred Paul Muni as a Chicago bootlegger. But now a third rendition of "Scarface" is in the works.

Screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer was hired recently to rewrite a script that this time focuses on the adventures of a Mexican drug dealer in Los Angeles. Previous drafts had been submitted by Joel and Ethan Coen and two other writers.

The new "Scarface" will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, whose credits include the Denzel Washington hit "Training Day" and the 2016 remake of "The Magnificent Seven."