When last we checked in: Gaga was out as Audrey, Scarlett Johansen was slooooowly circling the character, and Taron Egerton was ALMOST a definite “yes” as Seymour, the Skid Row florist with the man-eating plant (that will DEFINITELY be played by Billy Porter… can you say OSCAR BAIT?!!!)
Now comes a Hollywood Reporter EXCLUSIVE announcing Chris Evans (!!!!) (Cap’m America HIMSELF!) is in negotiation to play the dentist Orin Scrivello (Audrey’s abusive and sadistic boyfriend). It’s a small but pivotal role, played in the earlier movie versions by Jack Nicholson and Steve Martin. And you may recall, they both played it for the back balcony, and had an absolute ball with the material. Can’t wait to see if Chris will camp it up like his predecessors or play it menacingly and straight…
For the uninitiated:
Little Shop is the story of Seymour, a meek florist who works at the aptly named Skid Row Florists, where he is under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik, but where he also is secretly in love with Audrey, who also works at the struggling shop. Seymour becomes a celebrity when discovers a venus flytrap-looking plant he dubs Audrey II, but his life becomes disastrously complicated when the plant demands to be fed human blood, and then eventually people themselves.
The cult-movie-turned-Broadway-musical-turned-movie-turned-remake is being directed by camp king Greg Berlanti. No start or release date has been announced. BUT IT BETTER BE SOON, BECAUSE I’M DYING OVER HERE!