Actor Chris Evans has earned a huge following thanks to his role as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which has given him a number of action-oriented career opportunities, but one project he also holds dear brings about a new one Little Shop of Horrors movie to life. Reports of the project date back to 2019, although Evans’ potential involvement was only revealed in 2020, just before the coronavirus pandemic halted development on virtually all productions. Despite these delays, the actor isn’t giving up hope, even teasing social media to start a fan campaign to increase excitement over the possibility of the project becoming a reality.
“I would love Star Wars and musicals. Look man I’m dying for these things to happen,” Evans shared MTV News. “I should do Little Shop of Horrors A few years ago COVID happened and there were budget issues. And I think the director might have dropped out of the project, but that was a heartbreaker. It’s my favorite musical.”
He continued, “I even thought about posting my audition just to stir the pot, just to see if I could nudge Warner Bros. a bit to see if I might be my first time ever.” few fan reactions let ’em know, ‘C’mon guys, do this thing.’ I sang the ‘Dentist!’ song for my audition and I have it on my phone. And I’m always like, ‘Is that crazy to post that?'”
While the actor certainly has a number of roles and projects offered to him, Little Shop of Horrors is one he’s actively trying to make, having revealed in 2021 that he’s been checking in with Warner Bros. on how to make it happen.
“Small store… it hit the brakes for a minute, there were some budget issues,” the actor shared ACE universe. “When COVID hit and all of a sudden film budgets went through the roof to make it a safe place to work. So you know the discussions stalled a bit, to the point where I called my team and was like, ‘Hey, what’s up Small store? What’s wrong with Small store? Who do I need to speak to? What should I do?'”
Earlier this year, reports surfaced that Warner Bros. was in the process of negotiating the rights to a number of titles from their library, including Little Shop of Horrors. It’s possible that this could have been a snag that, once resolved, could give the project more momentum.
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