This cannot be real. I’m being punk’d, right? This is apparently an elementary school stage production of Brian DePalma’s Scarface. After further trolling around, I found this CNN.com report that it’s definitely a hoax.. sort of. This is from producer Marc Klasfeld, who has a penchant for these viral videos. You may have seen his previous work of people approaching a store front in MC Hammer gold lame parachute pants and start randomly dancing. His reasoning behind this video:
“What’s interesting to me and my wife is that the video is shocking, yet everyday, we have to guard what our children view from television commercials or video game violence. So, it’s interesting to me on a lot of levels and it’s creating that debate.”
Whatever the intent and how much of his message got across to the viewer, the casting of those kids are spot on. I mean, the kid who plays Scarface could be a baby Al Pacino. It reminds me of that weird ’70s Alan Parker directed Bugsy Malone, where all the characters are played by kids (Scott Baio and Jodie Foster, for example).