‘Avengers’ star Chris Evans has joined the list of high profile names to enter into negotiations to star in the latest big-screen version of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.
Evans would play the role of Orin Scrivello – played by Steve Martin in the 1986 film – Orin is not only a sadistic dentist but also the abusive boyfriend of Audrey Fulquard.
Scarlett Johansson is said to have been offered the part of Audrey, whilst Taron Egerton is currently in talks to take on the leading role of Seymour Krelborn. Billy Porter is also said to be a potential to voice the killer plant, Audrey II.
In the 1986 film adaptation, Rick Moranis played the role of Seymour. It follows a florist shop worker, Seymour, who finds out his Venus flytrap can speak. Within the NYC backdrop, his love for his attractive coworker Audrey leads him to name the plant Audrey II. However, as Audrey II begins to grow rapidly, its appetite becomes insatiable. Seymour then begins to feed the Venus flytrap humans, beginning with Audrey’s abusive boyfriend.
This would be the third remake of the movie. The story first hit the silver screen back in 1960 before becoming an off-broadway musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman. In 1986, it returned to the big screen and featured special appearances by Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest and Bill Murray.
Evans is obviously trying to leave behind the squeaky clean-cut image of ‘Captain America’, playing the role of the sly and conniving Ransom in Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’. He is currently filming the limited series ‘Defending Jacob’ for Apple+ in which he stars and produces.