Idris Elba to Tackle ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ for Netflix (Exclusive)

Idris Elba will star as the hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix.The Golden Globe winner will also direct and produce the project under his Green Door production shingle and will be producing original music for the feature, which is being described as a “sonic and musical experience.”

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which is perhaps best known for its 1996 Disney animated adaptation, is an 1831 novel by Victor Hugo that follows Quasimodo, a hunchback, and his doomed romance with the Gypsy Esmeralda.

Michael Mitnick, the scripter behind The Current War and The Giver, will write the modern-day retelling.

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