Could upcoming live action remake of Disney’s Oliver Twist star Adele?! Rumor has it that Disney is eyeing this Oscar winner for a role in this upcoming film, being written by Danny Strong. While Adele has an Oscar for providing the theme song for the James Bond movie, Skyfall, this would be the first time she appeared on the big screen!
The Sun reported that Adele, 30, would have to audition just like anyone else and that she would not be given any special treatment. A source also said ‘Bosses are still really keen to get Adele on board. They know she has a world class voice but want to see if she can sustain that while also acting and dancing.’
‘It’s going to be a huge production and they need to cast the right people with enough stamina.’
Besides the potential Adele casting news, there is also a rumor that Eddie Redmayne is being considered for the iconic role of Oliver’s crooked mentor, Fagin. Redmayne won an Oscar in 2014 for the film “The Theory of Everything.”
The production of this film has been in the works for several years and has been linked to Ice Cube and Danny Strong among others.
The thought is that it will take on a similar style to the 2012 hit Les Misérables, in which Redmayne played Marius Pontmercy, where the actors sing the songs live during filming, rather than dub them over in post production.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see Adele shine on the big screen! I can’t imagine her performance being anything other than fabulous. Stay tuned to Chip and Co for more details on the live action Disney remake of Oliver Twist as we learn them.
Photo Credit: Adele
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