Doyle聽McMaster, err, we mean聽Danny Strong, will forever be one of our fave聽Gilmore Girlscast members. From the first moment we saw the now 43-year-old聽in the role of the adorkable editor-in-chief of the聽Yale Daily News/Paris Geller鈥檚 boyfriend, he captured our hearts, and he鈥檚 not done yet. The actor has since successfully transitioned聽into a career as a real-life writer聽(he most recently co-created smash hit聽Empire!)and now, he鈥檚聽teaming up with Disney to bring his magic to the big screen 鈥 eee!

Along聽with聽Thomas Kail, the Tony-winning director of聽Hamilton, the聽recently engaged Strong has officially signed on to pen a聽鈥渕odern and musical [live-action] take on Charles Dickens鈥櫬Oliver Twist,鈥聽as confirmed by聽The Hollywood Reporter.

Although Disney has yet to release聽further details, what we *do*聽know is that it will follow the plot of the 1838 novel penned by Charles Dickens, albeit with a few surprising twists (har, har!).

Ice Cube (who鈥檒l also be acting as one of the film鈥檚 three producers alongside聽Wicked鈥檚聽Marc Platt) has also signed onto the film for the role of Fagin,聽the leader of young聽pickpocketing gang who takes orphan Oliverfrom the orphanage to the London streets to do his bidding.

The flick will mark the second time Disney undertakes a retelling of the timeless tale:. Back in 1988, the House of Mouse released聽the animated classic聽Oliver and Company,聽which reimagined the聽title character as orphaned kitten joining a gang of thieving dogs (including one pooch named聽Dodger as voiced by none other than musical great Billy Joel)

Needless to say, this is one film we鈥檒l definitely be watching!

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