Idris Elba to Direct and Star in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Musical For Netflix

/Film | 5/23/2018 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Idris Elba will be putting a sexier, modern-day spin on Victor Hugo‘s Gothic classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Elba will be directing, producing, and starring in The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix in a movie that is described as a “sonic and musical experience.” But that’s not the best part — Elba, who is a pretty successful DJ when he’s not working as a Hollywood star, will also be producing original music for the feature.

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Idris Elba is directing and starring in a new take on The Hunchback of Notre Dame, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Michael Mitnick, who wrote films like The Current War and The Giver, will write the script for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is set to be a modern-day retelling of the 19th century Gothic romance. Hugo’s original 1831 novel is the tragic tale of a deformed hunchback named Quasimodo, the bell-ringer of Notre Dame. The story follows Quasimodo and the gypsy dancer Esmerelda, who becomes victim to powerful men who are enchanted with her – including Quasimodo’s guardian, the Archdeacon Frollo.

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This won’t be the first adaptation of the 19th century novel, which has been adapted into countless plays, movies, stage musicals, and of course, the 1996 Disney animated film. But it would be the first modern...
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