Cordelia Foxx (vehiclesshockme) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Cordelia Foxx

Disney teams up with Hamilton director and Ice Cube for new take on Oliver Twist

According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney has announced that they are currently working on a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Disney is allegedly drawing inspiration from Hamilton and their vision for Oliver Twist is a hip-hop musical and they've tapped some big names for the project.

Ice Cube is set to star in the project as Fagin and he's also writing the treatment for the film. Disney has also recruited Marc Platt, one of the producers behind Wicked to produce along with Thomas Kail the Tony award winning director of both Hamilton and In the Heights as well as the acclaimed production of Grease Live! earlier this year.

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What do you think about Disney revisiting Oliver Twist?
Tags: adaptations, black celebrities, casting / auditions, disney, film, lin-manuel miranda / hamilton, music / musician (rap and hip-hop)

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