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Justin Bieber Pleads to Play Oliver Twist

March 21, 2011 06:57:06 GMT

Considering his difficult childhood, the teen pop star is confident that he could easily turn Oliver Twist figure to live in a remake film of 'Oliver!'.


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Justin Bieber is interested to take the role as Oliver Twist in a remake of the classic 1968 British musical film "Oliver!". He considers his difficult childhood would help him fit the role better. The pop star believes he has been through enough catastrophes to understand how Charles Dicken's street urchin felt.

The "Baby" singer was raised in a basement council flat in Canada by his reformed junkie mother after his father left them. He remarked, "That place was really dirty. We had mousetraps everywhere because here were mouses, uh, mice, in the house. I didn't have a real bed. I slept on a blue pull-out couch in my room". He added, "We didn't have anything in the fridge, except maybe luncheon meat for school and macaroni and cheese. I'd love to play Oliver Twist". But despite his desire, Bieber is actually about seven years too old for the role.

Selena Gomez's current boyfriend made his first attempt in the film industry by launching a self documentary titled "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never" in February. The movie has been a worldwide smash as well. Additionally, his acting during guest stints on American crime series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" pulled in impressive reviews. Nevertheless, he has admitted he needs to practice to make English accent perfect. He said, "I can do it a little bit but I'm not amazing at it. When I try it, it sometimes comes out a bit Australian".

"Oliver!" was an Oscar and Golden Globe winning movie which was based on Charles Dickens' fabled novel "Oliver Twist" created in1969. At that time, Mark Lester was the one who played role as Oliver Twist. Ever since the movie became a big success, there have been numerous attempts to bring the famous novel to life on the big and small screens.

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