Idris Elba to direct and star in modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for streaming giant Netflix

The upcoming Netflix show will be the second directorial venture of the British actor Idris Elba, after Yardie which releases in 2018.

PTI May 24, 2018 13:08:23 IST
Idris Elba to direct and star in modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for streaming giant Netflix

Idris Elba is all set to feature in and direct the modern retelling of Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix.

Sources tell Variety, the 45-year-old star will also produce and compose music for the currently untitled film.

Idris Elba to direct and star in modern retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for streaming giant Netflix

Old cinematic adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel (left); Idris Elba (right). Facebook

Based on the classic 19th-century gothic romance novel, the plot revolves around Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda.

Elba will play Quasimodo.

This will be the Luther actor's second directorial venture, after Yardie which releases in 2018.

The Current War scribe Michael Mitnick will write the modern-day version, with Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones co-producing for Automatik, along with Green Door's Ana Garanito.

The Hunchback... has been adapted a number of times, with Disney's '90s animated classic featuring voices of Demi Moore and Kevin Kline being the most famous example. The film's score was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

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