Chris Evans in Little Shop of Horrors remake

Los Angeles: Chris Evans is in negotiations to join the cast of Greg Berlanti's remake of cult classic Little Shop of Horrors.

If finalised, the Knives Out star will join Bill Porter in the cast. Taron Egerton and Scarlett Johansson are still in discussions for playing the lead roles in the movie.

Egerton is being eyed for the role of Seymour Krelborn, a flower shop employee who encounters and becomes an accomplice to a man-eating Venus flytrap, to be voiced by Porter.

Johansson is being considered to play Audrey, Seymour's co-worker and love interest.

Evans has been approached for the role of dentist Orin Scrivello, reported Deadline.

Roger Corman had directed the 1960 original that was later turned into a theatre musical by composer Alan Menken and Howard Ashman in 1982, when it premiered Off-Broadway.

The film was subsequently adapted for the big screen again by director Frank Oz in 1986. Featuring Rick Moranis, Steve Martin, and Levi Stubbs, the film went to acquire a cult status among the audiences. Bill Murray, James Belushi and others had made cameos in the movie.

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