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Ashley Greene to Star as Olivia Twist in ‘Olivia Twisted’

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Ashley Greene has been conformed to star in the titular character Olivia Twist in the forthcoming adaptation movie ‘Olivia Twisted’.

The ‘Twilight’ star, Ashley Greene, who is known as Alice Cullen will portray her role in a modern-day telling of Charles Dicken’s classic ‘Oliver Twisted’. She would play the female version of Oliver Twist in the movie. The project was announced at Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday, September 13, 2011. The movie has been adapted from the classic novel of Dicken’s ‘Oliver twist’.

The story of the movie follows a 19-year-old Olivia, played by Ashley, who accepts a kidnapping job, with the help of well trained street children, before she learns that, they have plunged themselves in the middle of turf war between warring criminal factions. Michael Deluca, Frank Mancuso Jr, Eric Gores and Alissa Phillips are the producers of the movie. Ashley also appeared in ‘Butter’, produced by Deluca, which was premiered at Toronto International Film festival.

Michael Roberts, the ‘Tyro’ writer provided the script for the movie. It has also been reported that, the movie will be a mixture of Dickens elements along with a gothic backdrop. Prior to the upcoming movie, the classic novel of Dickens has been made many times, on the big screen. The latest adaptation of the novel was ‘Oliver Twist’ directed by Roman Polanski, released in the year 2005 with Barney Clark in the lead role. Walt Disney Pictures also made an animated version in the year 1988.

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