The 1968 movie classic is on TV this afternoon and it turns out Disney are remaking it.
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In January this year Deadline reported that the House of Mouse have hired Game Change and The Butler screenwriter Danny Strong to pen the Oliver! remake.
Based on Dickens’ Oliver Twist, the Victorian tale follows an orphan boy who ends up joining a gang of boy thieves led by Fagin.
Some of the best songs from Lionel Bart’s musical included Who Will Buy?, Consider Yourself, I’d Do Anything and You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two.
The insider said: “Eddie has always wanted to play the part of Fagin. It’s a role that has been close to him since he was a child so this is a great opportunity and he’s keen.
“He was in the stage production of Oliver! directed by Sam Mendes when he was ten but didn’t get to be part of the gang and he has never given up on that dream.
“Eddie thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of singing live during filming for Les Mis and is excited at the prospect of doing it all over again in this.”
However Deadline reports that Ice Cube is attached to play Fagin, although perhaps Eddie could still win the role.
Meanwhile Adele is alleged to have been in talks to Nancy.
A source close to the singer to The Sun: ““It would be a major part for her and she’s seriously considering it.
“She’s talked about Angelo being her number one priority and she sees this as a role that he could appreciate too. It would be a new challenge for her but one she would definitely be up for.”
The Oliver! remake is being produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films, who worked on the Les Miserables adaption that Eddie starred in.
Meanwhile Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell director Toby Haynes is set to direct.