Excuse me… What? Yup, you read that right. Idris Elba will star in, direct, produce, and provide original music for the Netflix exclusive film. Wow, that is a lot. This is not his first rodeo behind the camera. He made his debut at Sundance with Yardie last year.
Victor Hugo’s Hunchback of Notre Dame has been tackled many times, with the most famous adaptation being Disney’s 1996 animated musical that traumatized me.
I am interested to see what Elba will bring to the table that will make this version stand out. He sure is putting in a ton of work so it will be interesting to see the final product.
Many people will be interested in seeing Idris Elba’s transformation from “YES, PLEASE” to “I’m good, thanks.” This is a very bold and ambitious move for Elba, so I am pumped to watch it. The adaptation will be streamed on Netflix and there is no release date as of yet.
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