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Paramount takes quasi-Hugo script

Di Bonaventura to produce pic following 'Hunchback' tale

Paramount has snagged an untitled action/comedy pitch from the scripting team of Will Block and Jake Emanuel for Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to produce.

Story is based on the framework from Victor Hugo’s original “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Hugo’s novel, published in 1831, is set in the 15th century and centers on the tragic romance between Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, and the gypsy woman Esmeralda.

Paramount-based Di Bonaventura is in production on “Transformers 3,” set for release July 1, 2011.

He also is a producer on Sony’s “Salt,” due out July 23, and Summit’s “Red,” opening Oct. 15.

Block and Emanuel are repped by Energy Entertainment.

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