Joseph Gordon-Levitt was so busy with his own directorial debut, along with starring in Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg and Rian Johnson films this year that he had to turn down a role from Quentin Tarantino. Alas, he is still moving ahead at full speed and has his sights set on a remake at Warner Bros.
THR reports that the actor is looking to star in an update to Little Shop of Horrors, written by Glee producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also developing the Carrie remake. The property originated in 1960 with Roger Corman‘s version, but already had the remake treatment in 1986 thanks to Frank Oz, who brought together Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy and more.
If Gordon-Levitt takes the role, he’d be cast as Seymour Krelborn, the florist who gets some help from a large man-eating plant The versatile producer Marc Platt would be spearheading the musical comedy, coming off the excellent Drive and success on Broadway with productions like Wicked.
Although I don’t have a strong connection to the original films, it seems like something Gordon-Levitt could have fun with it, an actor who is synonymous with range. My only qualm lies with the writing talent, as I don’t gel well with Glee, making me think producers see musical comedy and that’s the only connection that pops in their minds. Nonetheless, let’s hope a promising director comes on board as none are currently attached. Check out a trailer for the 1986 version below.
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