'Scarface' is being remade yet again. The film, which began life on the screen in 1932 as a classic gangster story was remade by Brian De Palma in the 1983 film starring Al Pacino as a Cuban refugee who goes from street dealer to drug kingpin. Universal, which already has a script for the contemporary remake, has found a director: Pablo Larrain, a Chilean director, most recently known for his critically acclaimed 2012 film, 'No.'
Released in 1983, Brian De Palma's 'Scarface' starred Al Pacino as Cuban refugee Tony Montana, who comes to Miami in the 1980s and goes from low-level street dealer to incredibly powerful drug kingpin. With a script by Oliver Stone and a cast that included rising star Michelle Pfeiffer, the movie was a commercial success, with filmmakers like Martin Scorsese praising what went on to become one of the greatest films in cinema history. Thirty-one years later, we revisit the cast of the film and see what they're up to now.
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.