Josh Brolin is a busy man these days, with his scene-stealing and spot-on performance as young Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) in “Men In Black 3,” chasing baddie Sean Penn with Ryan Gosling in the buzzy ensemble crime flick “Gangster Squad,” and getting “gnarly” in Spike Lee’s “Oldboy.”
Would you believe he’s also got a dark and dramatic adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” in the works with a possible assist from Tim Burton?
Brolin recently told MTV News how the project suddenly came together. “’Hunchback’ will happen for sure, for sure,” he said. “I woke up one morning and said, ’I want to do ’Hunchback of Notre Dame.'”
The actor also spoke about Burton’s involvement with the project, which is currently unclear. “[I] talked to Tim [Burton] for awhile, talked to the studio, all that yeah. Tim’s involvement might be direct. It might be indirect, but it’s going to happen for sure.”
Brolin also spoke highly of the screenplay, which was written by “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” scribes, Kieran and Michele Mulroney. “It’s a really really good script,” he said. “The Mulroney’s wrote a brilliant, brilliant script, I’m really excited about it, [we’re going to film] next year.”
The new film will be a loose adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic tale, according to Brolin, with more focus on the character Pierre Gringoire, a street poet who falls for Esmeralda.
“It seems par for the course at this point, [to play] a funky big-headed, strange-looking guy that’s going to crawl around, pop around the all over cathedral. I like the idea of that,” Brolin said with a chuckle. “Warner Brothers is going to do the movie. They’ve done the [Disney] version, we’ll do a different version. There’s a lot of humor in it, it’s jazzy and it’s fun.”
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