Rihanna is said to want a role in the Scarface remake.

The Umbrella singer is apparently desperate to be cast in the classic 1983 Al Pacino gangster film in the role of Elvira Hancock, who was originally played by Michelle Pfeiffer.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper, 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.''

The new Scarface film will see the action updated to a modern day setting about drug-dealers.

Rihanna made her acting debut in action blockbuster Battleship alongside Liam Neeson earlier this year.