Ice Cube Teams Up With Disney To Produce And Star In ‘Oliver Twist’ Remake
Jason LaVeris

Ice Cube is ready for the next chapter for his CubeVision production company, and it might not be what you expect

The Straight Outta Compton producer is teaming up with Disney for a modern take on Charles Dicken’s Oliver Twist.

And the former NWA rapper will be playing Fagin, the infamous leader of the London gang of misfits.

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Ice Cube will be joined by Tommy Kail, the Tony-winning director of Hamilton, and he will be part of the team that is writing the treatment for the musical. Expect a range of music, including hip-hop.

Oliver Twist tells the story of an orphan boy in 1800s London who moves from a life as an exploited child laborer to joining a gang of pick pockets.

Ice Cube will next be seen in Fist Fight, out next February. He most recently produced Straight Outta Compton and Ride Along 2—both box office successes.