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Adele Said to Be in Talks to Join Film Adaptation of Oliver!

The role would be Adele’s first foray into acting.

Adele is reportedly eyeing her first acting project.
Adele is reportedly eyeing her first acting project.
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Grammy winner Adele is reportedly in talks to join an upcoming film adaptation of the 1960 musical Oliver!, according to published reports. The singer would take on the role of Nancy, news reports have suggested, in what would be her first acting role.

Based on the Charles Dickens novel Oliver Twist, the classic musical features beloved songs, including "You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two," "Consider Yourself," "Where Is Love?," and "Food, Glorious Food." It follows the story of an orphan boy who is forced to navigate London's criminal underworld.

Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films are set to produce the upcoming remake of the 1968 film. Oliver! first appeared on Broadway in 1963 and was last seen on the Great White Way in a 1984 production starring Patti LuPone in the role of Nancy.