Idris Elba Will Star In And Direct Netflix’s Hunchback of Notre Dame

Idris Elba will take the titular role in Netflix’s upcoming retelling of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

As well as playing Quasimodo, Elba will serve as director for the project and compose the soundtrack for the movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter the new Netflix adaptation is being billed as a “sonic and musical experience.”

The classic story follows Notre Dame bell ringer Quasimodo as he falls in love with the gypsy Esmerelda and wars with his adopted guardian Claude Frollo.

Disney adapted the story into a musical in 1996 with Tom Hulce and Demi Moore taking the lead roles. The soundtrack was composed by Disney veteran Alan Menken.

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