Movie great Al Pacino is set to sit down for an interview with British actor Stephen Fry following a special double screening of his two films based on Oscar Wilde's controversial play Salome. The Scarface icon will be the guest of honour at the British Film Institute event in London, where his 2011 documentary-drama Wilde Salome, which explores Wilde's work, will be shown to the audience.
The screening will be followed by the 2013 drama Salome - Pacino's take on the tragic Biblical story - and a question and answer session with the actor/director.
The event will take place on 21 September (14) and the interview will be broadcast live via satellite into cinemas across the U.K. and Ireland, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Gosford Park star Fry has his own connection to Oscar Wilde - he portrayed the Irish writer in the 1997 biopic Wilde.
Hip-hop veteran Scarface is ready to hang up the microphone for good after ruling out plans to reunite with his Geto Boys bandmates for their first album in nine years. The 43-year-old rapper, who rose to fame in the late 1980s, claims there is no bad blood between himself and fellow group members Willie D and Bushwick Bill, but he is not interested in recording a follow up to 2005's The Foundation.
He tells AllHipHop.com, "We ain't doing no album (sic). That's out. F**k that. Not with me. They can do that s**t. Will and Bill can do that s**t, but I'm out."
Scarface, real name Brad Terrence Jordan, also reveals he is preparing to step away from the limelight altogether.
He says, "As a matter of fact, I'm going to be done with Scarface in a minute. I'm going to go Rock & Roll on y'all a**. I'm gone. I'm out this b***h... It's time to go."
The rapper had previously announced he was working on his 12th solo album, Deeply Rooted, although a release date has yet to be set.
"We all have Scarfaces in our family... It (film) wasn't exaggerated. (Martin) Scorsese, Oliver Stone, (Brian) De Palma - those guys were right on the money. I wanted to be (drug lord) Sosa, educated, good-looking, a good dresser, and he's the one who was running it. And notice, he never got his hands dirty. He sipped his tea. He was nice, not aggressive. And at the end of it all, he was the one that stayed. So I realised around 18 that Tony (Montana)'s the wrong guy to be looking up to." Pitbull on cult movie Scarface, about a Cuban gangster living in Florida.
Chilean director Pablo Larrain is reportedly in talks to direct a planned Scarface remake. A revamp of the gritty 1983 drama, which starred Al Pacino as Cuban gangster Tony Montana, has been in the planning stages since 2011, but now movie bosses believe they have found their director, according to TheWrap.com.
The storyline will reportedly stay true to both the 1983 remake and the 1932 original, which starred Paul Muni, but the new movie will be set in modern day Los Angeles and the character will be of Mexican origin.
Producers are reportedly eyeing Oscar Isaac, Edgar Ramirez and Michael Pena to star in the movie.
Harry Potter filmmaker David Yates was previously linked to the film, but he was unable to sign on because of his commitments to the new Tarzan movie.
Larrain's films include the critically acclaimed No and Tony Manero.
Rapper Lil Boosie celebrated his release from prison on Wednesday night (05Mar14) by sharing a new song with his fans. The hip-hop star was freed after five years behind bars at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, and Boosie, real name Torrence Hatch, was so eager to get back to his rap game that he recorded a new track - during the car ride home from jail.
Boosie posted a video on YouTube.com, titled The Ride Home, which featured him sitting in the backseat of a car, while freestyling about his new-found freedom.
In the 54 second clip, he raps, "Labelled me Scarface, Al Capone and Larry Hoover/You and I know it was damn wrong how they judged Boosie.
"Man just trying to take off these jail clothes... Shackled down from my feet to my hands/ Missing my kids, man, a feeling only I can explain... Get back to doing what I was doing with my money machine. Ching, ching."
Representatives at his label Atlantic Records have confirmed Boosie will be making his first official public statement on Monday (10Mar13), during an event in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Los Angeles police are searching for rapper Scarface's autistic son after he went missing last week (begs27Jan14). Brandon Jordan, 20, was last seen on 29 January (14), when he left his Leimert Park home with no personal belongings following a minor argument, according to ABC7.com.
His mother, Melissa Lollis, says, "He just got agitated... and just stormed out of the house with nothing."
Lollis explains her son is high-functioning, but she still fears for his well-being.
She continues, "He wouldn't go up to nobody. But now, in a desperate need without his wallet and not having his cellphone, he might reach out and ask somebody for money."
Rapper French Montana was arrested while partying in New York City over the Super Bowl weekend (01-02Feb14). The hip-hop star hinted about his legal troubles by uploading a picture on Instagram.com which showed him smiling with his hands behind his back, adding, "Reality check always keep you grounded I was clean doe wit a good lawyer (sic). Lawyer so good when he done wit (sic) you you'll be working somewhere in Alaska (Scarface voice)."
The 29 year old has now told TMZ.com he was arrested after partying at a pre-Super Bowl bash in Manhattan's Times Square in the early hours of Saturday (01Feb14) due to a five year old warrant for driving on a suspended licence.
According to the website, he was booked and released on bail.
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