Idris Elba To Star In & Direct Netflix’s “Hunchback”

Idris Elba is set to star in, direct and compose the music for a modern re-telling of Victor Hugo’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Netflix and Green Door.

The 19th-century gothic romance follows Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda. Michael Mitnick (“The Giver”) will pen the new take dubbed a “sonic and musical experience”.

Ana Garanito, Fred Berger and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones will also produce. Elba made his directorial debut this year with Sundance drama “Yardie”. He also created and will star and exec produce the comedy “Turn Up Charlie” which was ordered straight-to-series by Netflix.

Source: Heat Vision