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Joseph Gordon-Levitt In 'Little Shop Of Horrors': Actor Developing Musical Movie Reboot

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 05/03/2012 5:50 pm Updated: 05/04/2012 11:45 am

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a 'Little Shop Of Horrors' reboot.

Suddenly, Seymour is starting to look like Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Of course, that could have something to do with the fact that the actor is reportedly developing a reboot of the cult classic, "Little Shop Of Horrors," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

The musical comedy is loosely based on the low-budget 1960 film, "The Little Shop of Horrors," directed by Roger Corman. The movie later inspired an off-Broadway musical comedy of the same name by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman. However, viewers can best associate the hapless Seymour with Rick Moranis, who starred in the 1986 movie adaptation of the musical, directed by Frank Oz.

In his proposed remake, Gordon-Levitt would star as Seymour, the nerdy florist who raises a raunchy, talking plant that feeds on human blood.

Marc Platt, the producer behind one of Broadway’s biggest hits, "Wicked," and 2001's "Legally Blonde," is producing the reboot. Meanwhile, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the mastermind playwright behind Broadway's "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," is working on the script.

If Gordon-Levitt is indeed playing Seymour, we hope he casts his friend Zooey Deschanel in the role of his super-cute crush, Audrey. The quirky pair have already proven that they can sing beautiful duets together.

PHOTOS: Screen-To-Stage Adaptations

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  • 'Ghost'

    "Ghost," based off the 1990 film starring Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze, follows a young couple -- Sam and Molly -- who get mugged while walking home to their New York apartment one night. Sam is murdered and becomes trapped in this world as a ghost, unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger.

  • 'Newsies'

    "Newsies," the stage adaptation of the popular 1992 Disney movie, recently opened on Broadway to rave reviews. The musical follows Jack Kelly (played by Christian Bale in the film), a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged "newsies," who dreams of a better life away from the mean streets of New York City. They just want to <em>seize the day</em>. But he has to deal with publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst first. Can you say newsboy strike?

  • 'Spider-Man, Turn Off The Dark

    Drawing from over 40 years of Marvel comic books -- and more than a few blockbuster movies -- for inspiration, "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" spins a new take on the troubles of Peter Parker.

  • 'Sister Act'

    Whoopi Goldberg starred in "Sister Act" in 1992 and the 1993 sequel, " Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit." Now, Raven-Symone plays disco diva Deloris Van Cartier in the musical adaptation of the film, which follows a pop star who disguises herself as a nun.

  • 'The Lion King'

    "The Lion King," based off the Disney animated feature, with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, was an instant success when it opened on Broadway in 1997. The Disney production won six Tonys, and it's now the highest grossing musical on Broadway.

  • 'The Phantom of the Opera'

    The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical -- based on the French novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" by Gaston Leroux -- was loosely inspired by the 1925 Lon Chaney film, as well as the 1943 Claude Rains movie version of Leroux's book. The musical opened in the West End in 1986 and on Broadway in 1988. It is the longest-running musical -- and the second highest-grossing musical -- in Broadway history. It also received another big screen adaptation in 2004.

  • 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

    Based off 1994's "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert," the musical tells the story of Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. It opened on Broadway in 2011.

  • 'Mary Poppins'

    Everyone's favorite nanny, "Mary Poppins," made her Broadway debut in 2006. The musical is based off the 1964 Disney musical of the same name. It also took home a Tony Award for Best Scenic Design.

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