BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 22: Idris Elba poses at the 'Yardie' photo call during the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 22, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)
Looks like Idris Elba is making movie moves and will be directing Netflix’s ‘Hunch Back of Notre Dame’
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.