Call him Chris Evans, DDS.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Captain America himself is currently in negotiations to join Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson in Greg Berlanti’s upcoming take on the cult classic film turned Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors.
Should these talks lead to final deals, the outlet is reporting that Egerton will play Seymour, a meek florist who comes into possession of an unusual man-eating plant that attracts a hoards of business to the struggling Skid Row shop where he works. Johansson will co-star as Audrey, Seymour’s co-worker with whom he’s secretly infatuated with. Warner Bros. is looking at Evans to fill the leathery boots of Orin Scrivello, a sadistic dentist who revels in the pain he inflicts on his patients. Billy Porter has already signed on to voice the floral antagonist.
The project is based on the 1960 Roger Corman movie that was adapted into a popular musical in the early 1980s, which itself was adapted as a 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis. Steve Martin played the dentist in that version.
Greg Berlanti is directing Little Shop of Horrors and principal photography is set to begin this summer.
What do you make of this news? Do you think Chris Evans is a good addition to this project? Or would you prefer to see someone else in the role? Sound off in the comments below and let me know all your Little Shop of Horrors thoughts!