I can hardly believe that it has been almost a full year since we first got news that Hollywood would be remaking Scarface and there is still not even a hint of a new Scarface movie anywhere on Earth. Ugh. That is just like Hollywood to announce and then sit on a brilliant idea. What are we supposed to do in the meantime? Watch the OLD Scarface, like we’re in some retirement home in Heaven? GET TO WORK! Luckily there is one woman possibly thinking some Scarface stuff through, says a source from The Sun. And that woman is Rihanna:
The singer is after a part in a remake of her favourite film Scarface.
She wants the role of hard-partying Elvira Hancock, originally played by Michelle Pfeiffer, who she has described as having “ridiculous swagger”.
Universal Pictures are developing a new take on the Al Pacino classic, with a Tony Montana-style drug dealer in the 21st Century.
A source said: “Rihanna loves Scarface. Some of her music videos have been based on Michelle’s character, Elvira. “She knows all the words and even has her walk perfected.”
Unfortunately while knowing all of the words is always a huge plus in getting an acting reboot gig, the gossip piece already noted that the Scarface remake is going to be a “new take” and will probably feature different words so WHY ARE YOU WASTING YOUR AND ALL OF OUR TIME, RIHANNA? That aside, the perfected walk still definitely counts, so I’d like to open up the floor to discussion: Should Rihanna play the Michelle Pfeiffer part in the new take on Scarface that we may never see in our entire lives because they are taking forever to make it for some reason I will never understand? I say YES YES YES! Either Rihanna or Robyn or Lizzy Caplan or Maude Apatow, if its appropriate. Any of those would be fine, but no one else. What do you think? Same?