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Saban Acquires Twist, Starring Michael Caine, Lena Heady and Rita Ora

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Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to Martin Owen’s Twist. Written by John Wrathall, the modern take on Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist stars Academy Award winner Michael Caine (The Quiet American, The Dark Knight trilogy), Golden Globe Award nominee Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Rita Ora (Pokémon Detective Pikachu, Fifty Shades of Grey films), Raff Law (Repo Men) and Sophie Simnett (The Lodge, Daybreak).

Twist is produced by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza for Unstoppable along with Pure Grass Films’ Ben Grass and Knuckle Sandwich’s Matt Williams. The film is co-produced by Sky. Saban Films will release the film theatrically in early 2021.

Set in contemporary London, Twist follows a gifted graffiti artist who is lured into a street gang headed by a father figure, Fagin, who plans a series of audacious art thefts.

“Twist boasts a really fantastic cast that crosses all generations so we are thrilled for new audiences young and old to enjoy this wonderful interpretation on Oliver Twist’s classic story,” said Arclight Films’ Chairman Gary Hamilton. “We are overjoyed to be working with our friends at Saban again – they are the perfect partner to bring this film to US audiences.”

Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley added: “Martin Owens seamlessly transports Charles Dickens’ timeless characters into the present with this ensemble cast, who injects a new energy into the classic tale.”

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with John Fremes from Arclight Films. Arclight Films is handling worldwide rights. Financiers include MEP Capital, Blue Rider, Arclight and Lipsync Productions.

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Mirko Parlevliethttp://VitalThrills.com
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded VitalThrills.com to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.

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