Chris Evans Is in Talks for a 'Little Shop of Horrors' Remake | RELEVANT Magazine

Musical theater nerds, stand up, your time has come. Between upcoming cinematic diversifications of Within the Heights, Depraved and the dwell taping of Hamilton (and, uh, Cats), you actually are about to dine like kings. And there’s one other massive film musical within the works of an off-Broadway cult traditional. Little Store of Horrors is coming from revered schlock-master Greg Berlanti, who minimize his enamel on soapy teen dramas like Dawson’s Creek, Riverdale and CW’s Arrowverse exhibits.

The Hollywood Reporter has discovered that Chris Evans is in talks for the function of Orin Scrivello, who was performed by Steve Martin in Frank Ouncess 1986 traditional. Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are reportedly additionally circling starring roles (presumably as leads Audrey and Seymour) and Billy Porter has already signed on to voice the vicious man-eating plant Audrey II.

Little Store of Horrors has a curious historical past. It began as a 1960 black comedy that attracted a cult following and immediately is usually notable for a small look from a younger, pre-famous Jack Nicholson.

The film languished in b-movie territory till Alen Menken and Miles Goodman tailored it for an off-Broadway musical that attracted widespread acclaim and finally turned the premise of Ouncess campy, beloved 80s traditional starring Rick Moranis and that includes cameos from the likes of Martin, Invoice Murray, Jim Belushi, Christopher Visitor and John Sweet to not point out the voice of the 4 Tops’ Levi Stubbs.

Recent off his efficiency as a slimy, self-entitled brat in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, Evans is clearly having fun with his post-Marvel alternatives to chew surroundings as smarmy villains. As an added plus, Scrivello is one in every of Evans’ dream roles. He informed THR final yr that “I want to do a musical so badly, man. Someone told me they’re [remaking] Little Shop of Horrors and I was like, ‘Oh, can I be down? Please? Can I be the dentist?’”.

Subsequent up for him is the lead function in Apple+’s crime thriller Defending Jacob.

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