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Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to remake Little Shop Of Horrors (again)

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The film industry has been arguing for a while now that nothing—not Batman, not a Quentin Tarantino movie, not Tony Danza—cannot be improved by the addition of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now that hypothesis is going to be put to the test with a remake of Little Shop Of Horrors, the 1986 movie musical about the dangers of being peer pressured by plants and why dentists are totally fucked up. Little Shop, of course, is no stranger to remakes, beginning life as a 1960 Roger Corman movie before being turned into the Off-Broadway play, which was then itself adapted by Frank Oz into what many assumed to be the definitive version, until someone realized they could stick Joseph Gordon-Levitt in it as Seymour. (It's not a question of merit, it's not demand and supply, you know the meek are gonna get what's coming to 'em, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's a meek little guy, and so forth.)


Anyway, The Hollywood Reporter doesn't explicitly say that the new Little Shop will also be a musical, though it seems likely considering Gordon-Levitt's own song-and-dance proclivities, plus the fact that it's being produced by Wicked's Marc Platt and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the Glee writer who also oversaw his own little workshop of horrors on Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark. Even though this is all probably unnecessary, considering the original still holds up fine, we're just happy not to have seen the words "edgy" or "hip-hop" yet. Please don't say the words "edgy" or "hip-hop," Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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