Scarface is undoubtedly one of the most well-regarded crime films ever made.

The story of brutal excess in the '80s in Miami, the burgeoning cocaine trade, Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino off their heads on yeyo and Giorgio Moroder's soundtrack? It's a modern classic by any definition - but could it be transported into a play or, more specifically, a kid's play?

A video that's doing the rounds on social media purports to be a school play production of Brian DePalma's Scarface, with a little kid dressed like Tony Montana sitting in front of a desk full of popcorn that's doubling for cocaine.

Here's the video, if you haven't already seen it.

Well, as it turns out, it's not really a school play as such. According to, the video is from 2010 and was made by veteran music video director Marc Klasfeld. Klasfeld previously directed videos for the likes of Lady GaGa, Jay-Z (he did the one for Girls, Girls, Girls) and N'Sync's Girlfriend.

Speaking at the time of the video's popularity in an interview with LA Times, Klasfeld explained that the video was made in a rented theatre with professional child actors as a sort of joke and was deliberately intended to be shocking. He said that he was "smitten" by the idea of viral videos - which, you have to remember, were a big thing in 2010 - and decided to try and make his own.

It's pretty funny, to be sure, and you can imagine the outrage it caused six years ago. So, yeah, there you have it. Not exactly a hoax as such, but definitely not a real school play.