Oliver Twist is a story that will be told over and over again through the annals of time . In an age where reboots , remakes and reimangings are now common practice its not a surprise that the Charles Dickens novel is getting another adaptation. What is surprising is who Disney is teaming up with to make this version a reality. Thats right former N.W.A rapper turned actor Ice Cube will be helping Disney with this new version.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will be a modern musical that will combine multiple musical genres including hip hop. Ice Cube is set to write the remake in collaboration with the Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz, and Cube is also going to star as the gang leader Fagin. Tony award winning director Thomas Kail is also collaborating on the project , and Marc Platt of Wicked fame is serving as a producer. We will report on further updates.