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Idris Elba to star in and direct new film for Netflix

STAR: Idris Elba

IN HIS latest venture, Idris Elba is teaming up with Netflix for a modern adaptation of the classic tale, Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Based on the 1831 gothic romance novel, the story follows Quasimodo, the fictional hunchback character who falls in love with the gypsy Esmeralda.

Alongside playing the role of the hunchback, Elba will direct, produce and create original music for the feature, which is being described as a "sonic and musical experience".

The story has already been adapted various times from its original telling by author Victor Hugo, with the most recognisable being the 1996 Disney animated film.

This is the latest move from Elba since starring in the The Avengers: Infinity War, and crime drama Yardie.

Netflix seem to be ramping up the star power, as this news follows the announcement of Michelle and Barack Obama’s deal with the streaming service.

The power couple have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix.

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