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Ashley Greene in Dickens adaptation

Twilight star Ashley Greene has been signed up to play a female Oliver Twist.

The film adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel was announced at the Toronto Film Festival, Variety reports.

Ashley, 24, will play Olivia, a 19-year-old among a group of highly trained street urchins, in Oliver Twisted.

The group find themselves caught in a turf war between warring criminal factions after accepting a kidnapping job.

Ashley - Alice Cullen in the Twilight films - is currently starring with Olivia Wilde, Hugh Jackman and Jennifer Garner in Butter, a comedy which premiered at Toronto.

A director has not yet been announced for Olivia Twisted.

The film will combine Dickensian elements with a Gothic backdrop, Variety said.

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