Ice Cube is reportedly attached to Disney's upcoming "Oliver Twist" adaptation, and is slated to play "Fagin."
Slated to play the role of "Fagin," Westcoast legend Ice Cube is on the roster for Disney's upcoming "Oliver Twist" adaptation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cube will be co-producing and co-writing the project as well through his Cube Vision banner. The movie will be a musical re-telling of the classic Dickens novel, incorporating hip-hop among other genres into its numbers. Here's a synopsis of "Oliver Twist" from THR:
"Oliver Twist is one of Dickens’ most famous works and tells of an orphan boy who moves from a life as an exploited child laborer to being under the wings of Fagin, a leader of a gang of London pickpockets. Hardship, murders and secrets waiting to be revealed follow the boy."
Also attached to the project is Thomas Kail, the director of Broadway mega-hit "Hamilton," so rest assured, this project's in good hands. No word as of yet on release date.