Sunday, May 23, 2010

I propose

A brand new film version of the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Michael Keaton: Quasimodo (because I figure Beetlejuice wasn't far from the mark)

Hugh Jackman: Dom Claude Frollo (He's tall and could be thinned up a bit. Plus he's good looking, like Frollo is in the book)

Mila Kunis: Esmerelda (sure the role would be a stretch but it's called ACTING for a reason)

Phoebus: Jude Law (strong facial features, capable of the role)

Jehan Frollo: Tom Sturridge (young, cute, can be bullied into it)

Fleur-de-Lys: Kiera Knightly (because I hate her)

Esmerelda's Mother: Bernadette Peters (she's getting older and should do something more public. Also looks a bit like Mila Kunis)

We would stick to the main story line of course, emphasizing the tragedy of Frollo's fall from grace and the importance of the Cathedral itself, which Hugo thought was important.

I think I would make Mel Gibson to direct it, because he would take it seriously.
I would get William Goldman, Stephen Fry, Benedict Fitzgerald, and Donald Miller to collaborate on the writing. Fights would break out, but the blending of all their strengths and styles would make it beautiful.

What do you all think? Take it to Hollywood?

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