It looks like Chris Evans has now been cast as dentist Orin Scrivello, Audrey’s abusive and sadistic boyfriend who finds great pleasure in being a dentist in director Greg Berlanti’s upcoming remake of the classic musical Little Shop of Horrors.
This is a great role that was perfectly played by Steve Martin in the 1986 film. Right off of the Marvel films, Evans has been taking on darker roles ie ‘Knives Out’. Evans has played a comedic dark character before as Lucas Lee in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. So it will be interesting to see Evans stretch out those acting muscles in this one.
The film is set up at Warner Bros. and Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton are circling lead roles of Audrey and Seymour. Billy Porter already signed up to play man-eating alien plant Audrey 2.
Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, “a meek florist who works at the aptly named Skid Row Florists, where he is under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik, but where he also is secretly in love with Audrey, who also works at the struggling shop. Seymour becomes a celebrity when discovers a venus flytrap-looking plant he dubs Audrey II, but his life becomes disastrously complicated when the plant demands to be fed human blood, and then eventually people themselves.”
Marc Platt, Sarah Schechter, and Berlanti are producing the new adaptation which will shoot this summer.
Check out Steve Martin perform the song “Dentist!” from the 1986 original musical in the video clip below.