EXCLUSIVE: Jude Law's son Rafferty follows in his footsteps by landing lead role in Oliver remake... joining a star-studded cast of Rita Ora, David Walliams and Sir Michael Caine
Jude Law’s son Rafferty is following in his father’s footsteps by landing the lead role in Sky Cinema's remake of the Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver.
The 23-year-old model, whose mother is actress Sadie Frost, 54, was handpicked by bosses to star in the upcoming movie titled Twist after 'impressing with his screen presence.'
Rita Ora, 28, has been cast as the Artful Dodger while comedian David Walliams, 48, will play Losberne and Sir Michael Caine, 86, takes on the iconic role of Fagin.
Chip off the old block: Jude Law’s son Rafferty is following in his father’s footsteps by landing the lead role of Oliver in new Sky adaptation Twist (pictured together in 2015)
A source close to the project said: 'Shooting for the new film starts today and everyone is very excited to get started.
'Twist is a modern interpretation of Charles Dickens’ Oliver in which the title character has been reinvented as a streetwise artist living on the streets of modern-day London.
'Rafferty impressed with his screen presence and his edginess brings a whole new dimension to the role of Oliver.
'It’s an all-star cast with David in the mix after arriving at today's first rehearsal – not to mention Rita and Sir Michael Caine.'
MailOnline contacted Rafferty Law's representatives and for comment.
Movie star: Jude (pictured in September), famed for starring in Alfie and The Holiday, has five children including Rafferty, 23, Iris, 18, and Rudy, 17, from his marriage to Sadie Frost
Star studded cast: David Walliams has been cast in the role of Losberne (pictured in May on the Britain's Got Talent panel)
Rita Ora, who’s previously starred in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise and alongside Jake Gyllenhall in Southpaw, will star as Oliver's sidekick Dodger as the two get caught up in a heist to steal a priceless painting for master thief, Fagin.
On playing the villainous character, Sir Michael Caine said: 'Fagin is such an infamous character, it’s going to be great fun playing him.
'I’m really looking forward to working with Lena, Raff and the rest of the cast in London when we start shooting.'
Game of Thrones star Lena Headey plays Sikes, who's been described as 'Fagin's psychopathic business partner,' in the original film directed by Martin Owen.
Good genes! Rafferty, pictured with his famous mum Sadie Frost in July, is said to have impressed movie bosses with his 'screen presence'
Rafferty added: 'I’m excited to play such a well-loved literary character.
'I’m looking forward to working with Martin Owen to bring to life his new take on the character in modern-day London.”
Jude Law, 46, famed for his roles in Alfie, The Holiday and Sherlock Holmes, has five children including Rafferty, 23, fashion model Iris, 18, and Rudy, 17, from his marriage to Sadie.
He also has daughter Sophia, 10, with ex-partner Samantha Burke and Ada, four, with Catherine Harding. The actor married his girlfriend Phillipa Coan in May.
Lined up: Rita Ora (pictured in September) has landed the role of the Artful Dodger – and will star alongside Rafferty in the Sky adaptation