By Tomilola Coco Adeyemo
Oliver Twist is getting a major musical makeover and Ice Cube is involved, in a major way.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Studios is teaming with Ice Cube and Thomas Kail, the Tony winning Director of hit Broadway musical, Hamilton, for a “modern and musical twist on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.”
In case you don’t know, Hamilton, a musical about the life of American founding father, Alexander Hamilton, made major sales when it opened on Broadway August 2015 and made history with the number of nominations and wins it got for the Tony awards.
Seems like Ice Cube is working with some of the best in the business.
The Rapper and former member of now defunct Rap group N.W.A, will be producing and be starring in the show as Fagin.
Just last year, Ice Cube co produced the box office hit and critically acclaimed Straight Outta Compton and, Ride Along 2.
The “new” Oliver Twist according to THR will be crossing many genres including Hip Hop.
And you know nothing is boring when it involves Hip Hop.
Oliver Twist tells the story of an orphan boy who escapes to London and joins a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin.