Frollo is an interesting character to cast because on the one hand we have the book which tells us that Frollo is 36. But the age of 36 is different in a modern setting than it was in 1482 when the story is set or even in 1831 even the book was written. The book even tells us Frollo is in middle age or the winter of this life. So most of the movie go for an older Frollo. Sometimes it a tad younger or sometime he looks like death, looking at you 1997 Richard Harris Frollo. But can we have both? Can we have a younger-ish Frollo who is believable at acting older or in someway austere and cold but passionate at the same time? Can we have a walking contradiction?
Yes! We can! And it’s Adam Driver!
Driver is best known for playing Kylo Ren in the Sequel trilogy of Star Wars. He is a compelling character even if you don’t like that thing he did in The Force Awakens. Driver is just a very phenomenal actor who bring his A-game to every role and he has already played a priest in Silence, a very different story and character than Frollo. There is no doubt that Driver could excel at playing Frollo.
Driver would be a young Frollo but he does have a good look for the character already. He’s not a typically attractive, some people find him very attractive and some don’t see it at all. He’s tall which helps, he has a narrow face with good angles, the perfect recipe for a Frollo.
If this casting happen, I for one would be ecstatic, it just seems like a GREAT fit. What do you think? Would Adam Driver make a good Frollo? Or no?
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I think it would be interisting to see him as a priest in a more modern setting and an underage Esmeralda, which would be better to make it more crazy and forbideen, in medieval time 36 man fancies 16 girl wasn’t so uncommon, today it would be a crime, it would be interesting, especially if he wasn’t a man with pedophile tendencies and found himself fancing an underage girl. In this modern version, Fleur could be underage as well and Phoebus a frat-guy. Of course Gringoire would have a blog for poetry ;)
Sorry, got carried away, I personally think Adam is weird looking, but a fantastical actor, if he got cast I’d be happy, but hey, if they don’t make a new version now, nothing stops Adam from getting cast as Frollo in the future, when he is a little older, maybe 40, and they decide to make a remake.
I think he’d make a great Frollo.
Would like to see Camila Mendes as Esmeralda, she is exotic looking and is short like Esme in the novel, besides, she can pass as a teenager. What do you think about her? I think her acting skills are enough for Esme…
I think re-imagining a modern setting could be interesting. Not sure about the underage aspect but it could add a layer to Frollo.
Glad you agree on Adam Driver as good pick for Frollo. I’d be willing to wait a few years to have him as an older Frollo.
Camilla Mendes has a great look for Esmeralda, I will look it to that suggestion for a future post.