Adele has reportedly held talks over playing Nancy in a new film of the musical 'Oliver!'.

The Grammy Award-winning star could be set to make the switch to Hollywood, with movie bosses having approached Adele about playing one of the central characters from Charles Dickens' iconic novel, which was turned into a film in 1968.

A source close to the singer, who has four-year-old son Angelo with her husband Simon Konecki, told The Sun newspaper: "It would be a major part for her and she's seriously considering it.

Adele Adkins MBE holds her MBE award for services to music after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales. Photo / Getty
Adele Adkins MBE holds her MBE award for services to music after it was presented to her by the Prince of Wales. Photo / Getty

"She's talked about Angelo being her number one priority and she sees this as a role that he could appreciate too. It would be a new challenge for her but one she would definitely be up for."

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Adele has never before appeared in a movie, but the chances of her making the switch into the film business are thought to have increased after hinting in June she no longer wished to tour.

The 29-year-old star was forced to cancel her planned shows at Wembley Stadium on July 1 and July 2 after damaging her vocal cords.

And Adele revealed the news to her fans in an emotional social media post.

At the time, she wrote: "To say I'm heartbroken would be a complete understatement. I'm already maxed out on steroids and aids for my voice.

"I've considered doing Saturday night's show but it's highly unlikely I'd even make it through the set and I simply can't crumble in front of you all and walk out on you all in that way.

Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017. Photo / Getty
Recording artist Adele, winner of Album of the Year for '25,' speaks onstage during The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017. Photo / Getty

"I'm so desperate to do them that I've even considered miming, just to be in front of you and be with you. But I've never done it and I cannot in a million years do that to you. It wouldn't be the real me up there."

However, it now appears she could turn her attentions towards Hollywood, with Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Working Title Films, who helped make 'Les Miserables' in 2012, set to produce the remake of 'Oliver!'.