Update: THR writes that Joseph Gordon-Levitt (pictured inside; Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) is in talks to play Seymour, the nerdy florist who is forced to feed the beast in order to keep his fame and popularity rising.
Variety “Glee” co-producer is in early negotiations to write a new version of Little Shop of Horrors for Warner Bros. and producer Marc Platt (Drive).
Roger Corman directed the original 1960 pic, while WB released Frank Oz’s incredible 1986 remake, which starred Rick Moranis, Steve Martin and Ellen Greene.
A versatile scribe who is active in film, TV, theater and comicbooks, Aguirre-Sacasa was recently hired by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire banner to adapt Megan Shepherd’s upcoming young adult novel “Madman’s Daughter.” He rewrote the book for the Broadway show “Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark” and has been widely credited with making the show a success. He also penned the script for MGM/Screen Gems’ remake of Carrie, based on the Stephen King novel.
While on the surface you may be grimacing, this is some great news for those who want to see another musical version of Audrey II. Getting someone involved in “Glee” is a no-brainer, but hopefully it won’t come off as staged and ridiculous as that over-hyped feel good series.
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