'Twist': Sky's Modern Retelling Of Oliver Twist Stars Michael Caine, Rita Ora And David Walliams
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Featuring an all-star cast including Sir Michael Caine, David Walliams and Rita Ora, the film substitutes the original Victorian setting for modern-day London.
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Set for release on 29th January 2021, the modern interpretation sees Oliver (played by newcomer Raff Law) reinvented as Twist, a streetwise artist living on the streets of Britain's capital.
A chance encounter with a gang of fraudsters led by the charismatic Dodge (Rita Ora) sees Twist caught up in a high stakes heist to steal a painting for master thief, Fagin (Caine) and his psychopathic business partner Sikes (GOT's Lena Headey).
Meanwhile, Little Britain's David Walliams stars as Losberne, the target of the gang's crimes.
Talking about his role, Raff Law said: "I'm excited to play such a well-loved literary character, and I'm looking forward to working with Martin Owen to bring to life his new take on the character in modern-day London."
Game of Thrones actor Lena Headey, who plays the part of Sikes, commented: "I couldn't be more excited to take on the iconic character of Sikes from Oliver Twist.
"Flipping roles without apology or character softening is a brilliant way to breathe new life into established materials and bring it to new audiences."
Sarah Wright, director of Sky Cinema and acquisitions at Sky U.K. & Ireland, said: "Twist is Dickens' classic tale as you've never seen it before.
"Daring, modern and packed full of the greatest British talent, this co-production demonstrates Sky's ambition for original films. I can't wait for our customers to see it."
'Twist' is set for release on 29th January 2021.