Idris Elba’s next project is to bring The Hunchback of Notre Dame to life.
According to Variety, Elba will star, direct and produce the movie for Netflix. The film will be Elba’s second directorial outing and his second film with Netflix.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is based on the classic 19th-century gothic romance novel, the story follows Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda. Elba will play Quasimodo in the feature.
The story has been adapted various times, the most famous version being Disney’s ’90s animated classic that featured Demi Moore and Kevin Kline as voices. The film’s score was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.
The film is apart of Netflix strategy to invest in more original content for their subscribers.