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Fresh off her role as sexy vamp Alice Cullen in the "Twilight" franchise, Ashley Greene is going … even darker? Kinda.
In the midst of the elbow rubbing and glass clinking that is the Toronto International Film Festival, it was announced that the starlet has signed on for the lead role in "Olivia Twisted," an ultra-modern take on the classic Charles Dickens tale (originally titled "Oliver Twist" if we remember our high school required reading correctly).
Penned by Michael Roberts, the story follows 19-year-old Olivia and a group of highly trained, orphan street urchins who accept a kidnapping job and suddenly find themselves in the middle of a turf war between warring criminal factions. That's when things get, uh, twisted. According to Variety, the powers-that-be are aiming to combine classic Dickensian elements with a unique gothic backdrop. Without vampires. We think.
Producer Michael De Luca is spearheading this flick, and his first order of business (or one of them) was bringing Greene on board. This makes sense, since they had just worked together on "Butter," which premiered at TIFF this week as well.
Greene better get ready to get down and dirty, because if anyone can make a street urchin sexy, it's her.
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