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Ice Cube & 'Hamilton' Director Team Up for 'Oliver Twist' Remake

Ice Cube & 'Hamilton' Director Team Up for 'Oliver Twist' Remake

Disney is putting a modern-day twist on Oliver Twist!

According to THR, the studio is teaming up with Ice Cube and Tony Award winning director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail, to bring Charles Dickens‘ classic novel to the big screen as a musical set in present-day America.

The book follows an orphan boy who meets a pickpocket on the streets of London and joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

The new Oliver Twist will reportedly feature music from different genres, including hip-hop.

Meanwhile, Ice Cube is set to play Fagin.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Oliver Twist remade?

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  • VanityInsecurity

    Charles Dickens is turning over in his grave.

  • AeeJay

    Yes because all we need in life is a hip-hop version of everything including the classics. But this isn’t cultural appropriation..

  • sydney jane

    Oh, good Lord. Didn’t Hollywood learn anything from the Annie remake?

  • thecocoacritic

    That made money.

  • Torii Wehling

    Hope it crashes and burns. This “remake everything with hip-hop sensibilities” is annoying. Can’t anyone write original work any more?

  • plez

    Stop with the remakes. Did Annie remake teach you all anything. There are new stories out there. Hire young writers from places other than LA and NY.

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  • Peggy

    Cultural appropriation!!!! Average Americans do not want to see movies like this. Just look at the box office failure of the 2014 bomb “Annie.” I understand that Disney wants to make everyone happy but does it want to bankrupt itself? It’s own “Queen of Katwe” bomb in theaters just weeks ago. Disney, stick to movies that more than 100 people will want to see.