Disney Wants Adele!

Published May 16th, 2018 - 12:17 GMT
superstar Adele is yet to lend her singing, as well as her acting skills to the silver screen (Source: Adele/ Instagram)
superstar Adele is yet to lend her singing, as well as her acting skills to the silver screen (Source: Adele/ Instagram)

She's already got an Oscar under her belt, for providing James Bond movie Skyfall with it's eponymous theme song.

But music superstar Adele is yet to lend her singing, as well as her acting skills to the silver screen.

That could be about to change, as Disney are allegedly eyeing her up for the role of Nancy in their movie version of the stage musical Oliver! based on Charles Dickens' classic Oliver Twist.

Yet, because Adele isn't known as an actress, she will have to audition for the role, like everyone else.

As reported by The Sun, Adele, 30, 'will not be seen to be given preferential treatment'.

A source said: 'Bosses are still really keen to get Adele on board. They know she has a world class voice but want to see if she can sustain that while also acting and dancing.

'It’s going to be a huge production and they need to cast the right people with enough stamina.

Adaptation: The novel has been adapted into a stage musical and several filmic versions

This might prove an extra challenge for the likes of Adele, who is at home in a recording studio or singing on stage, but not used to acting, singing and being filmed.

Redmayne was in fact in Universal's version of Les Misérables as Marius Pontmercy, and is an actor by trade, first and foremost.

This would be Adele's first bash at acting, however.

Dickens' second ever novel: It was serialised between 1837–1939 before being released as a book in 1939

Oliver Twist was Dickens' second ever novel. Also known by the alternative title The Parish Boy's Progress it was serialised between 1837–1939 before being released as a book in 1939.

The story centres on the titular orphan Oliver who is mistreated at a the workhouse and undertakers he works at as a child. He then escapes, where he meets Fagin, Nancy and The Artful Dodger in London.

Nancy is strongly implied in the story to be a prostitute and a thief. Yet she is an unsung hero, whose concern for Oliver overcomes her loyalty to Bill Sikes and Fagin.

The novel has been adapted into a stage musical and several filmic versions. The 1968 film version starred Ron Moody as Fagin and Shani Wallis as Nancy. It was nominated for 11 Oscars and won six.

Two of the non-musical movie versions include the classic 1948 David Lean film starring Sir Alec Guinness as Fagin, and the much more recent Oliver Twist from gritty director Roman Polanski (2005).
 


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