Disney’s Hunchback Being Adapted Into Live-Action Musical

Disney’s Hunchback Being Adapted Into Live-Action Musical

Disney fans, rejoice: "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" will be returning to the big screen in a soon-to-come live-action remake. It's rumored that Gad might play the lead character, but no casting has been confirmed yet.

Disney legend Alan Menken, and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) will be writing the music to this Disney Renaissance classic. It's possible that Gad will also star in the film, but no casting has been announced at this time.

The animated version of the film was released by Disney in June 1996 and starred Tom Hulce as the voice of Quasimodo, Demi Moore as Esmeralda, Tony Jay as Claude Frollo, Kevin Kline as Phoebus and Jason Alexander as the gargoyle Hugo.

What's happening: According to Deadline, Disney is tapping Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang to write a live-action, musical adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" based on Disney's animated film and the novel by Victor Hugo.

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David Hoberman will produce through his Mandeville Films company, which he runs with Todd Lieberman, who both produced Gad' Beauty and the Beast. The movie giant's latest live-action remake will be for The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

His early attempts at a live-action Hunchback ultimately resulted in the 1996 animated film, while another attempt resulted in a limited TV series on ABC.

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