August 31, 2012 14:58

Rihanna chases role in 'Scarface' remake

The singer is apparently eyeing the part originally played by Michelle Pfeiffer

Rihanna chases role in 'Scarface' remake

Photo: PA

Rihanna is reportedly after a part in a remake of the classic 1983 gangster movie Scarface.

The singer is apparently keen to be cast in the role of Elvira Hancock, who was originally played by actress Michelle Pfeiffer in the movie, which was in itself a remake of a 1932 movie directed by Howard Hawks.

The Sun reports that Rihanna has already praised Hancock for having "ridiculous swagger".

A 'source' has told the tabloid: "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."

Universal Pictures are currently developing a new version of the movie, which will see the action transferred to the present day.

The Vaccines recently hit out at Rihanna for failing to write her own music. Guitarist Freddie Cowan said the Bajan singer lacks credibility because she brings in other people to do all her work.

He told Digital Spy: "Rihanna isn't an artist – she has 15 writers, 15 songwriters and 15 producers all fighting for space on her albums and she's the face of it. I have nothing against it, but I don't want to be associated with it."

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