Three main roles need to be filled in order for this new Scarface to succeed. The first is the main character who in this case we will call Tony Mohammed (stereotypical yes, but bear with me). Second is his best friend, muscle and lady’s man who rises to the top with Tony. Third, the woman who Tony falls for yet can’t provide any semblance of a meaningful relationship.
Both Paul Muni and Al Pacino are iconic actors whose portrayals of the Scarface character were legendary in their own right.
For Tony Mohammed to work, a gifted actor is needed to reprise the character convincingly yet do so without copying what was done before. A Prophet star Tahar Rahim (centre) is just that actor. With talent to burn and a critically acclaimed performance on his side, Rahim is worthy of carrying of the Scarface legacy and is sure to make the role his own.
THE BEST FRIEND
Looks, brawn and loyalty are what is needed for the best friend role in Scarface, played in previous versions by George Raft and Steven Bauer.
Here an actor is needed who can play alongside Rahim and also stand out on his own. Edgar Ramirez (left) would suit the part perfectly, with his breakthrough role of Carlos the Jackal in Carlos an example of Ramirez’s vast talent which will add more credibility to this Scarface film.
Traditionally the role of the girlfriend/mole is played as a cold queen of the underworld, with Michelle Pfeiffer nailing the role in the 1983 Scarface.
Mila Kunis (right) would be a perfect fit for the third portrayal of this character, with the burgeoning actress able to play sexy, feisty and dangerous all at once.