Friday, July 09, 2021

Preview: Michael Caine IS Fagin in a new Twist on Oliver Twist

Not going to lie: I am seriously geeked to see this one. As I have noted elsewhere: Michael Caine has received name-above-the-title billing in movies spanning seven decades. How many other actors can claim that?

What’s it all about? According to Lionsgate: “Inspired by Charles Dickens’s iconic novel Oliver Twist, this action-fueled crime-thriller set in contemporary London follows the journey of Twist (Raff Law), a gifted graffiti artist trying to find his way after the loss of his mother. Lured into a street gang headed by the paternal Fagin (Michael Caine), Twist is attracted to the lifestyle — and to Red (Sophie Simnett), an alluring member of Fagin’s crew. But when an art theft goes wrong, Twist’s moral code is tested as he’s caught between Fagin, the police, and a loose-cannon enforcer (Lena Headey).

And remember: Caine did pretty well for himself the last time he played a character created by Charles Dickens.

Look for Twist in theaters, on digital, and On Demand July 30.

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