Hollywood is officially all out of fresh, new ideas - we've known this for a while - and another 80's movie is about to begin principal shooting later this year.
'Little Shop of Horrors', originally a 1960 movie, was remade into a 1986 comedy/musical starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin. Not forgetting Audrey II, a man-eating plant that was voiced by Four Tops vocalist Levi Stubbs. According to Deadline, Chris Evans is up for a key role in the new regurgitation that's in the making.
Evans is rumoured to be hovering around the role of the nitrous oxide-addicted dentist, who was originally played by Martin in the 80's movie. Given that Martin is such a great physical comedy actor, Evans has quite big shoes to fill if he does take on the role. However, Evans was quite well-known for his comedic side ('Fantastic Four') before being given the mantle of Captain America, so we're not going to write him off just yet.
Not only that, if he says yes to playing Orin Scrivello D.D.S., it could be the chance to see an 'Avengers' reunion on our screens again. Scarlett Johansson is also said to be circling the role of the female lead, Audrey. The fantastic Billy Porter has already been cast as the voice of the man-eating plant, while 'Kingsman' star Taron Egerton is also being considered for the main lead of florist Seymour.
Chris Evans won us over with his Aran sweater late last year in the surprise hit 'Knives Out' where he starred opposite Daniel Craig and Jamie Lee Kurtis - and here's hoping he can win us over with his singing in this remake. Johansson has a voice that she has put to good use throughout her back catalogue ('Sing', as well as her album and EP releases), while Egerton played Elton John in 'Rocketman'. And Billy Porter can turn his hand to anything.
Evans does have some small experience in singing however, and we are here for his sampling of Prince's 'Diamonds and Pearls'. Check him out below.