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.”
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.