Joseph Gordon Levitt is confirmed to star as “Seymour” in a re-make of Warner Bros’ of Little Shop of Horrors. Seymour is the nerdy florist who must continue feeding a flesh eating plant. Guys, somehow I just don’t see Gordon-Levitt as a “nerdy florist.” Maybe as a hot nerdy florist, provided the project successfully escapes the development phase (please do). Marc Platt is set to produce the film. Platt has been on the production teams responsible for the widely-acclaimed Broadway play Wicked, and the films Wanted and Legally Blonde. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the script. Sacasa is the very same playwright behind the Broadway production of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. A director hasn’t been assigned to the film just yet.
The original [easyazon-link asin=”B0000589JY” locale=”us”]The Little Shop of Horrors[/easyazon-link] made its debut in 1960, featuring a young Jack Nicholson. The film was directed by Roger Corman and served as a B-movie comedy that grew in popularity when it was scheduled as a double feature alongside Black Sunday (1960) and The Last Woman on Earth (1960). The idea for the movie originated with a 1932 story entitled Green Thoughts by John Collier.
As local television broadcasts aired the film, it became a cult classic, therefore prompting a Broadway musical, followed by a 1986 remake directed by Frank Oz, starring Rick Moranis and Steve Martin.
Levitt is also “RegularJOE” of hitRECord, a site used to share profits with collaborating artists on short films and videos, but has since expanded into hosting films from others. hitRECord currently has over 10,000 members (writers, musicians, filmmakers, video editors, animators, photographers, photo-shoppers, illustrators, etc.) working on song, story, film and photography projects.
On that note: Feel free to “hit” me up on there hitRECord. I look forward to working with you as a writer on your next collaborative project.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter