The first look image has been revealed from Sky’s forthcoming original co-production TWIST, starring two-time Academy Award winner, Sir Michael Caine (The Dark Knight trilogy), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), actress and singer Rita Ora, David Walliams (Little Britain), Franz Drameh (Legends of Tomorrow), Sophie Simnett (Daybreak) and newcomer Raff Law in the title role. Twist will be available on Sky Cinema on the same day as its theatrical release.
Twist is a modern interpretation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist in which Oliver is reinvented as a streetwise artist living on the streets of modern-day London. A chance encounter with a gang of grifters led by the charismatic Dodge (Ora) sees Twist (Law) caught up in a high stakes heist to steal a priceless painting for master thief, Fagin (Caine), and his psychopathic business partner, Sikes (Headey). Drameh will play Batesey, Simnett will play Red and Walliams will play Losberne.
Directed by Martin Owen (Killers Anonymous, The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud) and produced by Unstoppable Film and TV, Posterity Pictures, Pure Grass Films and in co-production with Redbull Films . Twist is written by John Wrathall (The Liability) with additional writing by Sally Collett and Martin Owen (The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud). Producers are Matt Williams, Ben Grass, Jason Maza and Noel Clarke. Financiers include MEP Capital, Blue Rider, Arclight and Lipsync Productions. Worldwide sales are with Arclight Films. The film is currently in production in London.