The last thing I thought I wanted to see was another adaptation of Charles’s Dickens grade school homework staple Oliver Twist. Once again the world has proved me wrong. Twist is a new movie by Martin Owen that takes the old tale, ages up it’s hero, and sets it in modern day London. This may seem a bit dodgy, but stick with me here, the trailer makes it look good. Oliver Twist (Rafferty Law), in his late-teens/early twenties, is a graffiti artist with a reputation for being uncatchable. Michael Caine plays Fagin, who has a score to settle with someone that “took everything from him” and assembles a team of street kids to take back what’s his. Rita Ora, Lena Headey, and the streets of London all play major roles in a movie that looks like it’s going to be WAY more fun then it has any right to be.
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 (Oscar® winner* 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).
Twist will be In Theaters and OnDemand July 30th, 2021