Idris Elba to Direct, Score and Star in Netflix's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame'

Idris Elba is bringing his many talents to Netflix.

The actor will star in, direct, and produce original music for the project which is being described as a “sonic and musical experience.”

via THR:

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.

Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) will produce for Automatik, along with Elba and Green Door’s Ana Garanito.

Hunchback is Elba’s latest foray into behind-the-camera work, having made his directorial debut this year with Sundance drama Yardie. He also created and will star and exec produce comedy Turn Up Charlie that was ordered straight-to-series by Netflix.

Elba, who is repped by WME and the U.K.’s Artists Partnership, is currently in theaters with Avengers: Infinity War.

This sounds awesome.

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