Toby Haynes is set to make his feature film debut directing an Oliver! remake.
Haynes directed five consecutive episodes of Doctor Who between 2010 and 2011 (‘The Pandorica Opens’, ‘The Big Bang’, A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ and ‘Day of the Moon’) as well as Sherlock finale ‘The Reichenbach Fall’ and episodes of The Musketeers.
He most recently directed Doctor Who writer Peter Harness’s adaptation of Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell for BBC One.
The new Oliver! movie will be made by theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title, the team responsible for 2012’s Les Miserables film, The Guardian reports.
Starring Ron Moody as Fagin and Oliver Reed as Bill Sikes, Carol Reed’s original movie won six Oscars following its release in 1968.
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