While the rest of the country waits (impatiently) for the release of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, the superhero film’s co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt is already in talks for his next project. The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that the actor could play the socially awkward, yet lovable florist Seymour in a remake of the cult-classic musical film Little Shop of Horrors.
The film tells the story of Seymour and his flesh-eating monster-plant Audrey II. Little Shop was originally released as an underground movie directed by Roger Corman in 1960. More than 20 years later, a stage version ran off Broadway in 1982. The most recognized version, however, was a redo of the first film featuring director Frank Oz and actors Rick Moranis and Steve Martin that made its debut in 1986.
So far for this redo, producer Marc Platt (Broadway’s Wicked, films Wanted and Legally Blonde) and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark) have also been confirmed for the film. No director has been confirmed for the remake.