Josh Brolin, Tim Burton team up for `Hunchback of Notre Dame`
Los Angeles: Oscar-winning director Tim Burton and actor Josh Brolin have teamed up to bring Victor Hugo`s classic novel `The Hunchback of Notre Dame` to the big screen.
The actor-director duo is developing the famous story for the Warner Bros with scribes Kieran and Michele Mulroney, who wrote the upcoming `Sherlock Holmes` sequel.
Hunchback, an 1831 novel by Hugo, tells the story of Quasimodo, a deformed and hunchbacked bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral who tragically falls in love with beautiful gypsy named Esmerelda, the Hollywood Reporter said.
The project, being spearheaded by Brolin, who would produce as well as star, is in the nascent stages.
Burton, who is in preproduction on `Dark Shadows` for Warners is interested, but his commitment is dependent on the outcome of the script.
It would be Brolin`s second crack at a deformed personage after starring as the title character in `Jonah Hex`, where he played the facially scarred DC Comics anti-hero.