Project is a potential directing vehicle for Tim Burton

Josh Brolin is developing a “Hunchback of Notre Dame” project at Warner Bros., with the thesp producing through his Brolin Prods. shingle and set to star.

The scripting team of Kieran and Michele Mulroney are aboard to pen “Hunchback,” based on an idea developed by Brolin. Project’s being developed as a possible directing vehicle for Tim Burton, who’s not yet formally attached.

Plot details are being kept under wraps beyond what’s contained in the source material, Victor Hugo novel “Notre Dame de Paris.” “Hunchback” has been adapted multiple times into features, most notably the 1939 Charles Laughton and 1996 Disney animated versions.

The Mulroneys penned Warner’s sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” due out in December.

Brolin’s currently seen in “True Grit” and has been shooting “Men in Black 3.” Burton’s in pre-production on Johnny Depp’s “Dark Shadows” for Warners. Jesse Ehrman is overseeing for WB.

Brolin is repped by CAA. The Mulroneys are repped by CAA and by Management 360. Burton is repped by WME.

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