Disney Confirm ‘The Hunchback Of Notre Dame’ Is Being Made Into A Live-Action Remake

Quasimodo is back!

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Disney has confirmed that a live action remake of the 1996 animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame is in the works.

The film is being produced by and will reportedly star actor Josh Gad, who voiced the snowman Olaf in Disney’s smash hit Frozen as well as appearing as LeFou in Disney’s live action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Following the announcement, Gad who is also listed as a producer on the film, posted a picture on Twitter of himself outside the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris with the caption “Sing the bells, bells, bells/Bells, bells, bells, bells, bells…”

The new adaption, entitled Hunchback, will pull from both the animated film and the original Victor Hugo novel. Songwriters Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who worked on the animated film, as well as Tony-award winning playwright David Henry Hwang as set to work on the film.

The film follows a disfigured bell ringer, Quasimodo, who struggles to find his place in the world. While no casting announcements have been made, it is thought that producer Josh Gad will be playing the titular bell ringer, Quasimodo.

Fans of the Disney musical have been reacting excitedly on Twitter, with many proposing their own casting hopes.

This is the latest in a long line of recent live-action adaptations including The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book.

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