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Ashley Greene to star in modern Oliver Twist

Twilight star Ashley Greene is set to give Charles Dickens' literary classic Oliver Twist a modern makeover in a new movie adaptation.

The updated film will focus on a group of cunning street kids who get caught up in a turf war after agreeing to take part in a kidnapping plot.

Ashley Greene will play lead character Olivia in Olivia Twisted.

The project was announced at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada on Tuesday (13Sep11).