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A still from Disney's 1996 adaptation of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

The bells of Notre Dame will ring once again on the big screen as Disney adds “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” to its live-action lineup.

What’s happening: According to Deadline, Disney is tapping Tony-winning playwright David Henry Hwang to write a live-action, musical adaptation of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” based on Disney’s animated film and the novel by Victor Hugo.

What we know:

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  • Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, who wrote the soundtrack for the original 1996 animated film, will be returning to compose music for the reboot, according to Deadline.
  • It’s rumored that Josh Gad, who played Lefou in Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, will be playing the lead role as Quasimodo, according to Deadline.
  • Gad is set to produce the “Hunchback” reboot, according to Screen Rant.

Bigger picture: There is no anticipated release date for the film, but it joins a robust group of live-action films Disney will be producing over the next two years, including “Dumbo” (2019), “The Lion King” (2019), “Aladdin” (2019), and “Mulan” (2020).