Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson are rumored to be sought to star in a new film version of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors” for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Talk of the project emerged back in 2016 with “Love, Simon” helmer Greg Berlanti slated to direct from a script by Matthew Robinson. Full Circle Cinema today reports that “Rocketman” and “Kingsman” star Egerton is reportedly in talks to star in the remake as Seymour Krelborn, the meek florist assistant lead role which he previously played on stage in the UK in 2007.
Collider’s Jeff Sneider added further information on Twitter, retweeting the article and adding that Scarlett Johansson has been offered the part of Audrey Fulquard. It has previously been reported that Emmy-winning “Pose” star Billy Porter is being eyed to voice the man-eating plant Audrey II. As of now, however, no one has reportedly signed on to the project in an official capacity.
The property began life as the 1960 Roger Corman movie which was reimagined as a stage musical in the early 1980s, leading to the Frank Oz-directed 1986 film adaptation of that musical which is the most well-known version of the property. Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin starred with Jim Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Miriam Margolyes and Bill Murray making cameos.