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    A new film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ legendary novel Oliver Twist is in the works, but with some major changes. Instead of 19th century London, the film will be set in modern London, with Oliver as a young adult rather than a child, who will played by Raff Law (son of Jude Law). Michael Caine will take on the role of Fagin, while Lena Headey will play the traditionally male role of Sikes. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/michael-caine-play-fagin-oliver-twist-adaptation-1248163

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    Whoa. Many of the characters were nominated. Best Picture. Ambitious.

    I am unfamiliar with Martin Owen. Iv e seen nothing by him.
    I’m always in favour of bringing Charles Dickens to audiences, no matter how mangled.
    If it werent for that novel no one in middle class London would have had a clue. So the novel is spectacular.

    Hmmmm…so is this planned as a musical?

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    I don’t think so. I think it’s just a straightforward film set in the modern day instead of the 19th century.

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    LOL. Okaaaay. Hopefully POOR moderns.
    Thanks Awardsfan.

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    Well I’ll give it credit, this is interesting. If Sikes were to be played by a woman, then Lena Headey is an excellent choice. Michael Caine should be good, but we all know nobody will ever top Ron Moody’s exceptional turn as Fagin. I’m not expecting this to be good, but the idea of changing and updating the story and characters doesn’t actually bother me all that much, since it’s a very old tale that’s been told many times before.

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    Agreed. My fingers are crossed.

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    Btw I’ve seen the films and perfs nominated that year, and Oliver! isn’t my favorite.
    ..just sayin’

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    Boring. Dickens is my favourite author but this is…overdone…there are plenty of other Dickens adaptations I’d prefer to see that have never or barely seen the light of day. Do we really need another Oliver Twist, David Copperfield? What’s next, Great Expectations? 

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    Antonio Banderas and Asier Etxeandia, Dolor y Gloria (Best Actor/Supporting Actor)
    Emily Beecham, Little Joe (Best Actress)
    Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, The Good Liar (Best Actor/Actress)

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    One of my fav books and movies (Oliver! is just such an intricate part of my childhood since I watched it like once a week before the age of 5 lol).

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    This has to be the third film adaptation of Oliver Twist I’ve heard about being in the works this past decade. First, there were talks of a film reboot of the 1968 Oscar-winning movie musical, then there were talks of an original movie musical starring Ice Cube, and now this.

    Though the stage musical and subsequent film adaptation, Oliver!, has always had a special place in my heart. I appeared in a community theater production when I was 16 years old as a workhouse boy and a member of Fagin’s gang.

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    Rita Ora is playing Dodger which is something I knew I needed until now.

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    She’s different, but not my favorite Dickens… But since the BBC costume drama for Tale of Two Cities is probably axed because Weinstein was going to produce, I’ll take what I can get.

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    This has to be the third film adaptation of Oliver Twist I’ve heard about being in the works this past decade. First, there were talks of a film reboot of the 1968 Oscar-winning movie musical, then there were talks of an original movie musical starring Ice Cube, and now this.

    Though the stage musical and subsequent film adaptation, Oliver!, has always had a special place in my heart. I appeared in a community theater production when I was 16 years old as a workhouse boy and a member of Fagin’s gang.

    Can you tell us anything about the director proposed for this?

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    Saban Films has picked up the North American distribution rights, with a theatrical release aiming for early 2021. https://deadline.com/2019/11/saban-films-twist-michael-caine-lena-headey-acquisition-1202794833/

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    Lena Heady??
    Imagine her biggest fan posting in a Dicken’ s thread.

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