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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is an interesting guy. He got his start as a child actor, with his big break coming on TV's '3rd Rock from the Sun.' He's made a tremendous comeback in the last few years, and will even be featured in Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises,' one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. So naturally now he would want to...star in a 'Little Shop of Horrors' remake? Well, word from skid row is that is exactly what's happening. JGL is helping develop Warner Brothers' remake of 'Little Shop' and, if all goes according to plan, he will also star as nerdy, put-upon florist Seymour Krelborn. Playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who brought us 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' and who is currently writing the 'Carrie' remake, will pen the script. No official deals have yet been made and as of now it is unclear when production would begin.
I really like 'Little Shop of Horrors.' A lot of people have seen the stellar 1986 Frank Oz version of the film, but I'd hazard far fewer people have seen the 1960 movie directed by b-movie king Roger Corman. I recommend both, but for very different reasons. I think, as out-of-left-field as this project seems, Joseph Gordon-Levitt would be an outstanding Seymour. I know he's become something of a dashing leading man of late, but this would be such a great opportunity for him to once again explore the geek roots (no pun intended) that launched his career. Also, both existing film versions of 'Little Shop' are pretty campy so it's not as if we're in danger of treading on holy ground here. All that being said, I can't help but have trepidations about seeing Aguirre-Sacasa's name on this. I recognize that it is a fallacy to blame a Broadway musical's production issues on its playwright, but it's not as if people had real nice things to say about the story there either. In any event, I'm excited to see if JGL can get this one off the ground. Now the real question: will Audrey II be practical or CG?
What do you guys think? Would you see a 'Little Shop of Horrors' remake starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Is he too cool for the role now?