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Josh Brolin and Tim Burton to unite for Hunchback?

Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men

Story by Jack Foley

JOSH Brolin and Tim Burton could be about to unite to bring a new version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame to the screen.

Warner Bros. is reportedly developing the project, which would be based on the 1831 novel by Victor Hugo, and which follows the story of Quasimodo, a deformed, hunchbacked bell-ringer at Notre Dame cathedral who tragically falls in love with a beautiful gypsy named Esmerelda.

The book was first adapted in 1905 into a film called Esmeralda and has also been turned into a Disney animated movie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brolin is spearheading the project and intends to produce as well as star. A script is currently being readied by Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who have also penned the upcoming Sherlock Holmes sequel for Warner Bros.

Burton could direct but his involvement is dependent on the outcome of the script.

He is currently in pre-production on Dark Shadows, also for Warners.

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