Oliver Twist, the Charles Dickens classic, is about to get a Disney musical makeover, and you will never guess who has been tapped to star as Fagin.
The upcoming big screen adaptation will star none other than Ice Cube. In addition to starring in the movie, Ice Cube is set to produce under the banner of his company, Cube Vision. The actor/rapper is also busy writing the treatment for the project with co-producer, Jeff Kwatinetz.
So, who’s set to direct this cross genre musical reboot? It is said that none other than Tony Award winning director Thomas Kail, who hails from “Hamilton” fame, is on board to work on the project.
In case you don’t remember, Oliver Twist recants the journey of an orphaned boy who meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. Soon after, Oliver joins the merry band of bandits, who are trained to steal by the elderly Fagin.
We can’t wait for this remake and to see just how Ice Cube handles one of Dickens’ most famous and satirical tales.