Idris Elba Is Starring in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, So Quasimodo Is Hot Now

Idris Elba Is Starring in the Hunchback of Notre Dame, So Quasimodo Is Hot Now
Idris Elba is famously handsome. Even so, the 45-year-old actor is set to portray Quasimodo - yes, of The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame - in an upcoming film for Netflix. Elba will not only star as the titular character, but will also direct and produce the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In case you happened to miss the acclaimed 1996 Disney adaptation, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is centered on an ostracized bell-ringer who falls for a street dancer named Esmeralda, all the while living under the thumb of a ruthless archdeacon. Oh, and there are songs! The upcoming modern adaptation will reportedly be a "sonic and musical experience," with Elba even producing original music. (Fun fact: Elba was a DJ long before he got into acting.)

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