Chris Evans is reportedly circling a role in Greg Berlanti’s remake of the cult classic film and popular musical Little Shop of Horrors.
After nearly a decade playing the straight-laced, stand up hero Captain America, Chris Evans certainly determined to choose roles that are almost completely against type.
The actor debuted his first post-Captain America role in Rian Johnson’s Knives Out, where he played Ransom Drysdale, an immoral and spoiled rich kid with a penchant for murder.
Now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Evans is currently in negotiations to play the role of dentist Orin Scrivello in the Greg Berlanti remake of Little Shop of Horrors.
The role is a flashy one, and probably the most interesting of an already interesting bunch of characters. It also comes with the scene-stealing signature song “Dentist!”, so fans should prepare themselves to hear Chris Evans sing.
If Evans does get the role, he’d be among some talented, top talent. Other actors said to be circling the Little Shop of Horrors remake are Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton, with Billy Porter already officially on board.
Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, a shy florist who works at Skid Row Florists, where he is under the thumb of the owner, Mr. Mushnik. He’s secretly in love with Audrey, who also works at the struggling shop.
Seymour becomes a celebrity when he discovers a Venus flytrap-looking plant he names Audrey II, but his life becomes complicated when the plant demands to be fed human blood, and then eventually people themselves.
Taron Edgerton is in talks to play Seymour, Scarlett Johansson is in talks to play Audrey and Billy Porter will be the voice of Audrey II, the talking Venus flytrap-looking plant. Chris Evans would play Audrey’s sadistic boyfriend Orin, giving the Steve Rogers and Natasha Romanoff shippers a strange, funhouse version of their ship.
This will be the third time that Little Shop of Horrors has been adapted. The first version was a 1960 Roger Corman movie that was then adapted into a popular musical in the early 1980s. That musical version was then adapted into a 1986 movie starring Rick Moranis in the role of Seymour, with a young Steve Martin playing the role of the dentist Orin.