New ‘Scarface’ brings in hired gun

Thesp Sogliuzzo provides voice of Pacino character

In Vivendi Games’ new videogame sequel to “Scarface,” the star you see is not the star you hear.

Publisher has focused publicity on its deal to secure the likeness of Al Pacino as Tony Montana, as well as voiceover work from original movie stars Steven Bauer and Robert Loggia (playing new characters, since they didn’t survive the original pic), along with James Woods, Jay Mohr, Bam Margera and Jillian Barberie.

But while the digital Tony Montana looks and sounds just like Pacino, the voice is provided by another actor, Andre Sogliuzzo.

40 year-old thesp has worked on stage and in movies, but has most recently found a profitable niche in vidgames, where he has done voice work on nearly 100 titles.

“It’s pretty grueling work recording 3,000 lines in nine days, since Tony’s voice isn’t easy to maintain,” he says of the process.

“Scarface” is his first “lead” role, though it hasn’t exactly come with the status that usually accompanies playing the main character in a high-profile release.

In the world of digital entertainment, the term “star” is clearly relative.

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Digital News from Variety

Loading