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

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

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