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