Disney Studios is teaming up with Ice Cube and Tommy Kail, the Tony-winning director of Hamilton, for a modern and musical take on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
Marc Platt, the veteran movie producer who was also behind Broadway’s hit musical Wicked, and Jeff Kwatinetz are producing. Cube will also produce via his CubeVision banner.
Twist is one of Dickens’ most famous works and tells of an orphan boy who moves from a life as an exploited child laborer to being under the wings of Fagin, a leader of a gang of London pickpockets. Hardship, murders and secrets waiting-to-be-revealed follow the boy.