Scarface Reboot To Star All-Female Cast
Cult classic crime film Scarface will receive yet another reboot this summer and will reportedly have an exclusively-female lead cast, according to multiple anonymous sources working on the film.
Mexican-American screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer said that he initially wanted this film to illustrate an immigrant narrative, but decided to expand upon the progressive ideals intended for the film by showcasing the importance of powerful women in maintaining a narco-criminal organization.
"At first, I was to write the film from a male-prospective which totally marginalizes the female experience in my narrative. So, I had to stop myself completely," said Dunnet-Alcocer. "Then I asked myself, 'what's wrong with all the past Scarface films and what way can I fix it?' And what I saw was a male-leading cast with female supporting and subordinate roles in both major films in the franchise. And I knew right there that the world needed an all-female reboot of Scarface."
Scarface was originally released to theaters on April 9, 1932. The film detailed the rise and fall of incidental Italian immigrant and mafioso Antonio "Tony" Camonte, inspired by real-life gangster Al Capone. The film was remade and released to theaters in 1982, starring Al Pacino as the infamous Tony Montana who immigrated from Cuba and rose to power in Miami. Both films represented their prominent immigrant characters as major criminals, which would later become a talking point on FOX News.
The upcoming remake will reportedly follow the rise and fall of a female Mexican immigrant looking to achieve the American Dream as a crime boss.
"I understand that it's probably not 'time appropriate' to release a film about the rise and fall of a Mexican-American immigrant who just happens to be a ruthless criminal," said the screenwriter. "However, if I do make it an all-female cast, it'll all just be peaches."
However, the reboot has already faced a lot of backlash on social media from self-described 'dude bros.' One Twitter user NeckBeardNinja said, "Ew, an all-girls Scarface. I don't want to go to the movies to get cooties."
The dude bro backlash has already received a counter-response from multiple feminist tribes and white knight cyber-orbiters. One notable Instagram personality Blue-Haired Betty released a video, saying that, "The response to the all-female Scarface just shows where we stand as a society. Where there are men who don't want women succeeding in whatever industry they're in. I just want you to know that you're a scumbag if you're against a Scarface reboot for the mere fact that it will be starring women."
"If I see any rejection to the new Scarface for anything other than its blatant association with immigrants to criminality than I am blocking you," said Twitter user WhiteKnight92. "All you really want to do is hold back women and that is why you are disgusting and beyond redemption."
The Scarface reboot will be released to theaters on August 21, 2019. It is still unknown who will be starring in the film, but will reportedly feature an all-female main cast.
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