Late last year Warner Bros. decided to move on a remake of the 1986 musical Little Shop of Horrors which itself was a remake of a 1960 Roger Corman film. The film centers on a down-on-his-luck-schmuck, Seymour Krelborn, who works and lives in a flower shop on Skid Row. Seymour is desperately in love with his co-worker, Audrey, who are both put against the ropes when the store’s owner, Mr. Mushnik, tells them he has to close. In a desperate effort to keep the store open, Seymour brings in a very singular plant hoping to draw some business. Warner Bros. hired Greg Berlanti to direct a script written by Matthew Robinson but there’s been little word on the film since…until now.
We have word that Warner Bros., who is remaking the film as a musical, is looking at stars Josh Gad (Frozen, Beauty and the Best) and Rebel Wilson (the Pitch Perfect films) to lead the film in the roles of Seymour and Audrey, roles played in the 1986 film by Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene, respectively. Neither Gad nor Wilson has been locked into the roles at the time of of this article, but both parties are said to be interested and they both certainly fit the bill with their comedic chops and impressive vocal performances in other films.
The film, which currently has no release date scheduled, is still in development but it will be interesting to see if they do a beat-for-beat remake or if they opt to go for the more violent ending originally intended for the 1986 version.
Stay tuned to That Hashtag Show for more news on the remake!