It seems that Warner Bros. has a remake of Little Shop of Horrors in the works, and Lady Gaga could be cast as Audrey.
Collider has collected a number of rumours regarding the film, the first of which is that it seems that the new filmmakers are looking to cast Emmy-winning Billy Porter (Pose) as the man-eating plant Audrey II. More interesting still is the rumours that say, Ben Platt, Harry Styles, Zac Efron, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt have been rumoured for the role of Seymour… and Lady Gaga as Audrey.
We’re not sure if this is all connected to the version Warner Bros. announced three years ago with Greg Berlanti directing a script by Matthew Robinson, but we’ll let you know when we hear more on that. Either way, this new adaptation of the Roger Corman cult classic seems to be a big priority for Warner Bros., so if it’s real, expect to hear more soon.
Until then, here’s a summary of director Frank Oz’s 1986 remake to help you catch up:
“Meek flower shop assistant Seymour (Rick Moranis) pines for co-worker Audrey (Ellen Greene). During a total eclipse, he discovers an unusual plant he names Audrey II, which feeds only on human flesh and blood. The growing plant attracts a great deal of business for the previously struggling store. After Seymour feeds Audrey’s boyfriend, Orin (Steve Martin), to the plant after Orin’s accidental death, he must come up with more bodies for the increasingly bloodthirsty plant.”
Frank Oz directed Little Shop of Horrors (1986) from a screenplay written by Howard Ashman. David Geffen produced and it starred Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin. Warner Bros. released it on December 19th, 1986.
No one was really expecting news on this since the film has been absent for so long, but here it is, and it seems that the project is in the process of acquiring talent. We’ll have more to say on this if and when more information comes out.