Movie musicals have always been a tried and true genre in filmmaking, one that traces its journey since decades. In modern cinema, musicals most often pop up around Awards Season earning huge fame. Noteworthy projects like Chicago, Dreamgirls, and Les Miserables have however won Oscars upon their release.
On the contrary, 1986’s Little Shop of Horrors seems to be an exception which wasn’t lucky enough to win a nomination if you say. But it got good reviews to become a cult classic in the final journey.
What If A Remake?
However recently, reports have surfaced that its remake is on the way which is being developed, with latest casting rumors which have indicated Scarlett Johansson and Taron Egerton in its lead roles respectively.
Both the pioneers have clearly proven themselves as strong actors till date who have received nominations under several categories this year. But if you have closely observed, neither of them is really the right fit for the roles of Seymour Krelborn and Audrey.
Behind The Remake
Arrow’s Greg Berlanti is currently set to direct the new Little Shop of Horrors, who is undoubtedly looking for big names to occupy Skid Row. Early reports suggested that Posestar Billy Porter was in talks to voice the man-eating plant.
But ultimately Taron Egerton is a bit too traditionally attractive as Seymour. Little Shop’s protagonist is a self-identifying ragamuffin, which explains why blonde bombshell Audrey might not have noticed him before.
Now, that Egerton is a handsome and fit actor known for Bond-like sophistication in the Kingsman franchise doesn’t fit in the desired role.
All the way, Rick Moranis continues to be a great choice in the 1986 film perfecting the clodpoll. Also, Egerton can probably sing Seymour’s songs!
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