Ashley Greene to Star in Charles Dickens Update OLIVIA TWISTED

     September 13, 2011

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A new version of Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist is on its way, and this time things are getting all modern-y. Variety reports that Ashley Greene (the Twilight franchise) is set to star in the update, entitled Olivia Twisted. The script, by Michael Roberts, centers on 19-year-old Olivia and a group of very capable street orphans. After accepting a kidnapping job, the group finds themselves smack dab in the middle of a turf war between two criminal factions. Michael De Luca (The Social Network, Moneyball) is producing the new take, which is aimed at “combining classic Dickensian elements with a unique gothic background.” While I’m more than a bit skeptical about the project, De Luca has been on a roll lately, so maybe there’s something more here.

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