Magazine article Screen International

Michael Caine to Play Fagin in Sky Day-and-Date Release ‘Twist’

Magazine article Screen International

Michael Caine to Play Fagin in Sky Day-and-Date Release ‘Twist’

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Raff Law to lead contemporary take on ‘Oliver Twist’.

Sky is to co-produce a contemporary take on Charles Dickens classic Oliver Twist, starring Michael Caine as Fagin and newcomer Raff Law (son of Jude) in the title role.

The feature, titled Twist, will continue the UK media company’s strategy of day-and-day releases, meaning the feature will be made available to Sky’s TV customers on the same day as the planned theatrical roll-out via the paid-for subscription package Sky Cinema.

Altitude Film Distribution is set to oversee the theatrical roll-out in 2020 and Arclight Films will handle worldwide sales.

Set in contemporary London, Twist will centre on a gifted graffiti artist who is lured into a street gang headed by a father figure, Fagin, who plan a series of audacious art thefts. …

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