Entitled Twist the Sky Cinema and theatrical movie stars Michael Caine, Lena Headey, David Walliams and newcomer Raff Law in the title role.
“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.” – Sarah Wright, Director of Sky Cinema and Acquisitions at Sky UK & Ireland
Sky has announced a co-production called Twist, an original film starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey, Rita Ora, David Walliams, Franz Drameh, Sophie Simnett and newcomer Raff Law in the title role.
Twist is a modern interpretation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in which Oliver is reinvented as a streetwise artist living on the streets of modern-day London.
A chance encounter with a gang of grifters led by the charismatic Dodge (Ora) sees Twist (Law) caught up in a high stakes heist to steal a priceless painting for master thief, Fagin (Caine), and his psychopathic business partner, Sikes (Headey). Drameh will play Batesey, Simnett will play Red and Walliams will play Losberne.
Twist will be available on Sky Cinema on the same day as its theatrical release. The movie is to be produced by Unstoppable Film and TV, Posterity Pictures and Puregrass Films.
“Fagin is such an infamous character, it’s going to be great fun playing him. I’m really looking forward to working with Lena, Raff and the rest of the cast in London when we start shooting.” – Sir Michael Caine