The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Chris Evans is in negotiations to star in the Warner Bros. remake of Little Shop of Horrors, which has Greg Berlanti attached to direct.
Little Shop of Horrors focuses on Seymour, a meek florist who works at Skid Row Florists, where he is under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik, but he also is secretly in love with Audrey, who also works at the struggling shop. Seymour becomes a celebrity when he discovers a Venus flytrap-looking planet he dubs Audrey II, but his life becomes disastrously complicated when the plant demands to be fed human blood, and then eventually people themselves.
The report states that Chris Evans (whose credits include Avengers: Endgame and Knives Out) is in negotiations to play the role of dentist Orin Scrivello, originally played by Steve Martin in the 1986 film, who is Audrey’s abusive and sadistic boyfriend who finds great pleasure in his chosen profession.
The report also states that Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson are still in negotiations to play lead roles in the horror comedy, whilst Billy Porter will voice the carnivorous plant.