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‘Jonathan Strange’ Director Toby Haynes Tapped For Lee Hall-Scripted ‘Oliver!’ Movie Musical

Deadline: While Sony Pictures and Working Title have been denying this for weeks, it looks like they have found a director for their grand reinvention of Oliver!, the musical with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart based on the Charles Dickens novel. It’s Toby Haynes, who just made a splash with the seven-part BBC One adaptation of Jonathan Strange & Mister Norrell, based on the Susanna Clarke novel. The studio and producer denied to me he had the offer or is negotiating, but it broke last night in London’s Daily Mail.

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