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Disney’s OLIVER TWIST Reimagining Gets A Writer!

Back in October 2016 it was reported that Ice Cube would star in Disney’s reimagining of Oliver Twist titled Oliver!, with Hamilton’s Thomas Kail set to direct the film. Over year has passed and the project has been quiet until now.

According to Deadline, screenwriter Danny Strong (MockingJay PT 1&2) has come on board to pen the the script for the film.

the new version of the tale which follows a young orphan boy who falls under the wing of Fagin (Played by Ice Cube), the leader of a gang of pickpockets, has been described as crossing many genres, including hip-hop.

In addition to starring as Fagin, Ice Cube is also co-writing the treatment alongside Jeff Kwatinetz, who is producing the project with Marc Platt (Wicked, Mary Poppins Returns).

Disney has previously adapted Oliver Twist for the big screen with the 1988 animated movie Oliver and Company.

Oliver! currently has no release date as of yet.

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