Chris Evans in conversation with Orin Scrivello in the Little Shop of Horrors film
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans (Knife out. avenger Franchise, Defend Jacob) is in talks to play dentist Orin Scrivello in the musical role of director Greg Berlanti Little shop of terror by Warner Bros. The project is based on the 1960 film, which was converted into a Broadway musical in the 1980s before the musical was then converted into the 1986 cult film starring Rick Moranis.
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Little shop of terror is the story of Seymour, a gentle florist who works for the aptly named Skid Row Florists, where he stands under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik, but is also secretly in love with Audrey, who also works in the combat business. Seymour becomes a celebrity when he discovers a plant that looks like a Venus flytrap and which he calls Audrey II. However, his life becomes catastrophically complicated when the plant has to feed human blood and eventually humans themselves.
Evans will play the role of dentist Orin Scrivello, Audrey's abusive and sadistic friend who enjoys his job. The role is described as "striking" (the character loves to use laughing gas) and comes with the scene-stealing signature song "Dentist!". Steve Martin played the role of Orin in the film in 1986.
It was previously announced that Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton (rocket Man) and Oscar nominee Scarlett Johansson (marriage history. Jojo Rabbit) are both in negotiations for leading roles as Seymour and Audrey. Billy Globe nominee Billy Porter (pose) is bound to the star and speaks to the carnivorous plant.
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Berlanti will produce together with Marc Platt and Sarah Schechter. Production is slated to begin this summer.
The 1986 Little shop of terror became a cult classic and received two Oscar nominations for Best Effects, Visual Effects and Best Music, Original Song, while the off-Broadway horror comedy rock musical toured worldwide. Based on the 1960 film, the musical was premiered in 1982 and won the Drama Desk Award for best musical.
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