Disney is partnering with Ice Cube to create a musical version of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney Studios is teaming with Ice Cube and Tony-winning director of Hamilton, Thomas Kail.
Oliver Twist is one of Charles Dickens’ most popular works and centers around an orphan boy who leaves a life as an exploited child slave to joining a London gang.
The new Oliver Twist will be a modern musical with THR’s sources calling it a hip-hop musical. Ice Cube will be attached to play Fargin, the leader of the London gang.
This news comes after Ice Cube found success with Straight Outta Compton and Ride Along 2. Ice Cube will star in the Atlanta filmed Fist Fight, which is set to hit theaters on February 17th.