Baz Bamigboye of the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper is reporting that a new movie adaptation of the hugely successful Oliver! musical is set to begin casting imminently.
The new movie is set to be directed by National Film and Television School (NFTS) graduate Toby Haynes, whose most successful projects so far in his career have been on television as director of Sherlock episode “The Reichenbach Fall” (S2E3), 5 episodes of Doctor Who between 2010 and 2011, and the entire Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell series currently airing on the BBC.
The new picture will be filmed in authentic locations around London – as opposed to the sound stages used by Carol Reed in the 1968 version.
The movie will be produced and distributed by Working Title.