Idris Elba, no less, will make his digital debut with a Netflix Original, which is a retelling of the classic tale, The Hunchback of Notredame. He will not just act but also produce and compose the music for this untitled Netflix Original. Idris will play Quasimodo. This Netflix original will be written by Michael Mitnick. Fred Berger, Brian Kavannagh-Jones will co-produce, along with Ana Garanito through Green Door.
Idris Elba has had a great career and has been in the view with his roles in series like the View, Stephen King’s Dark Tower and was last seen in the Marvel film, Avengers: Infinity War. Of course, he should have more time on his hands with his character killed in Avengers. There has been buzz about him playing James Bond, but until now, there’s no confirmed news about him donning that mantle.
This is the first time that Netflix is reimagining a popular concept, a Disney one, no less. The most popular Hunchback was the animated Disney movie, which featured the voices of Demi Moore and Kevin Kline as Quasimodo and Esmeralda. There’s no information about when the film will go on floors or when it will release.