This article brings two very surprising revelations. One: Universal Pictures is planning a remake of 'Scarface,' the character made infamous by the 1932 and 1983 classic gangster films. Two: In one of the strangest pairings of material and director, the studio has evidently turned to David Yates, director of three 'Harry Potter' films, to do the job.
When Rihanna decided to branch off from her music career and hit up the big screen, most (if not all) of us were a little ambivalent. Sure, Jennifer Hudson ('Dream Girls'), Whitney Houston ('The Bodyguard') and Justin Timberlake ('The Social Network') have pretty successfully done it, but Britney Spears ('Crossroads') and Mariah Carey ('Glitter') have tried and failed. Then 'Battleship' came out and Rihanna fell into the latter group.
But it doesn't look like we've seen the end of her acting as reports are coming out that she's setting her sights on something a bit bigger than a board game movie adaptation. She's apparently looking to score a role in the 'Scarface' remake.