Just a few mere weeks before life as we knew it changed forever, a project was announced. That project? A remake of Little Shop of Horrors.
Little Shop of Horrors, a film rendition of the hit Broadway musical, follows the story of Seymour, a florist who is secretly in love with his co-worker at the flower shop owned by Mr. Mushnik, Audrey. He earns a name for himself after discovering Audrey II, a Venus Flytrap that demands to be fed human blood, and then humans entirely.
The cast was starting to take shape, with Billy Porter confirmed to be voicing the murderous plant Audrey II, and Chris Evans himself confirmed his role as the villainous dentist and boyfriend to Audrey, Orin Scrivello.
Fans of the Captain America star were elated as their (and his own) dream of seeing him in a musical were coming true. Evans himself at previously shown excitement for the role, saying in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “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?’”
However, in a virtual Q&A for ACE Universe Evans laid down the reality on the future of this anticipated project — he just doesn’t know. The COVID-19 pandemic has left much of Hollywood in disarray, and Little Shop of Horrors is no exception.
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While the project has not been scrapped, it hasn’t gotten an official go ahead or budget either. At the request of the man himself, Evans’ fans rallied behind the actor and his dream project, taking to Twitter to share their own excitement at the prospect of seeing this film made.
Although no other castings have been confirmed, Taron Egerton and and Scarlett Johansson have been rumored to be playing the two lead roles of Seymour and Audrey.
Chris Evans also has a full schedule lining up. You can see him in Netflix’s Don’t Look Up this year and The Gray Man at a date still be announced, and in 2022 in Lightyear as the voice of the legendary astronaut behind the beloved Toy Story character.
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