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Arrow’s Greg Berlanti to Direct Little Shop of Horrors Remake

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Arrow’s Greg Berlanti to Direct Little Shop of Horrors Remake

Greg Berlanti is going somewhere that’s green. According to Deadline, the man behind the “Arrow”-verse has signed on to helm a remake of “Little Shop of Horrors” for Warner Bros.

The 1986 film musical “Little Shop of Horrors” — based on the 1960 dark comedy film from Roger Corman — starred Rick Moranis as Seymour Krelborn, a down-on-his luck florist who sees his fortunes begin to turn when he comes across a mysterious plant. However, when he realizes that the plant thrives on human blood, his success begins to turn deadly.

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The film also starred Ellen Green as his timid love interest Audrey, Vincent Gardenia as his stringent adopted father, Steve Martin as Audrey’s sadistic dentist boyfriend and Levi Stubbs as the voice of Audrey II, the film’s villainous seedling. It featured memorable special appearances from Bill Murray, John Candy, Christopher Guest and James Belushi. It also featured a score from Disney’s Alan Menken and his frequent collaborator Howard Ashman.

It has since been adapted into a Broadway musical, most recently appearing on the Great White Way in a 2003 revival which earned a Tony nomination for its lead Hunter Foster.

Berlanti, the man behind “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Supergirl,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “Everwood” and more, is set to direct the upcoming remake based off a script by Matthew Robinson (“The Invention of Lying”). Marc Platt will produce.

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