Rumour has it she’ll be starring in a new movie adaptation of the musical Oliver!, despite having very limited acting experience.
Now Adele could be getting some vital tips from her close friend Jennifer Lawrence, who has stepped in to offer acting lessons – as long as she needs her.
The singer is favourite to land the role of Nancy, the boozy prostitute who risks her life to save orphan Oliver Twist from the clutches of the vicious criminal Bill Sikes, the man she loves.
Adele could be getting some vital tips from her close friend Jennifer Lawrence, who has stepped in to offer acting lessons – as long as she needs her
It would be the role of a lifetime for Adele, 29, allowing her to breathe new life into classic songs such as As Long As He Needs Me, I’d Do Anything and Oom-Pah-Pah. But other than a few dramatic roles while studying at the Brit stage school in London, she has no other credits to her name.
Insiders believe the offer of help from Hunger Games star Lawrence, who won an Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook, could swing it. A Hollywood source said: ‘Jen has been a huge supporter of Adele and absolutely feels that this musical would be perfect for her. They are so close, so it is not an issue that she wants to help. Jen is happy to give her friend a few lessons and advice on scenes. She has also offered advice on good acting coaches.’
The insider said Adele had still not signed on the dotted line, adding: ‘The script is not fully formed or even signed off yet, plus the songs are not decided. However, Jen feels that preparation is the key.’
Theatrical impresario Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who brought Oliver! back to the London stage in 1994, is believed to be behind the new film.
Adele may face competition from Samantha Barks, who came third in the BBC competition I’d Do Anything, which sought a new Nancy for the stage. She also won rave reviews for playing Eponine in the 2012 Les Miserables movie.
The 1968 film of Oliver!, with Ron Moody, Oliver Reed and Shani Wallis as Nancy, won six Oscars.
Adele may face competition from Samantha Barks, who came third in the BBC competition I’d Do Anything