SUDBURY - Chris Evans is definitely in the upper tier of celebrities and actors who are from the Boston area that are fun for us to keep tabs on. With last year's one-two punch of Avengers: Endgame and Knives Out, there is no denying that Evans is firmly in the Affleck-Damon-Wahlberg-Krasinski-Kaling tier by this point.
As such, it is always fun to see what role he is going to do next. (Spoilers ahead for the Marvel and Benoit Blanc Cinematic Universes!) After all, if he is no longer going to be playing Captain America and the Knives Out sequel will feature an entirely new cast, then his next role was truly a mystery. That is, until yesterday's scoop in the Hollywood trades.
It was reported that Chris Evans is slated to portray Orin Scrivello, the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, according to Deadline. The remake of the 1986 cult musical has been in production for some time now and the director attached to the project is Greg Berlanti. The character of Orin is a key player in the story, especially in the first half of the musical. Scrivello was played by Steve Martin in the 1986 film and while Evans is certainly a different sensibility from Martin, it seems like he's a great fit! His musical chops must be great!
Also attached to the film are Pose's Billy Porter, who has already officially signed on to the movie, and Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story) and Taron Egerton (Rocketman), who are in negotiations, as well. It would be cool to see Johansson and Evans have a sort of mini-Avengers reunion. The two are good friends in real life, though, as well.
Typically, these sort of "in talks" reports are good for confirmation that the actor will actually be starring in the film. Sometimes, though, the negotiations fall through (like we saw with Jonah Hill in The Batman last year). It doesn't seem like these negotiations are going to caput, however. Evans himself tweeted out a reaction to the report!
I, for one, cannot wait to hear Steve Rogers sing loud and sing proud. Sudbury represent!
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