ANDY Serkis wants to play Quasimodo.
The 50-year-old actor is known for portraying Caesar the ape in the ‘Planet of the Apes’ franchise and would love to use the same motion-capture technology to take on the role of Hunchback of Notre Dame after being inspired by Charles Laughton’s performance in the 1939 film of the same name.
He said, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Charles Lawton’s performance in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ so somewhere along the line I’ve always wanted to play that character.”
However, the star – who portrayed late singer Ian Dury in 2010 biopic ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ – insists he doesn’t ever usually set his sights on a particular role unless he has signed up for that specific part.
He added, “I only really think about things like that if they present themselves to me. Unlike films I want to make as a director, with The Imaginarium Studios I’m very clear about the story I want to tell as a director.
“Ian Dury is an example of a role I sought and we put that together because I was a huge fan of him and he really meant a lot to me, the process of working with his family was amazing.” BANG!