Star of stage and screen Taron Egerton has confirmed the upcoming remake of classic 80s hit Little Shop of Horrors has been cancelled.

The Kingsman and Rocketman actor confirmed the film was axed to The Mirror.

He was set to star alongside Marvel alums Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.

Billy Porter was rumoured to have joined the cast.

Egerton said: “I just don’t get it. There was so much goodwill around it but it just fizzled out. Who knows if it will come back, but I can’t help but feel that it just might not.”

“I love when Chris Evans talks about it because he’s keeping the hope alive, keeping that candle burning, but at the moment, my understanding is it’s completely dormant,” he added.

Filming for the movie-musical was set to commence in 2020, but was delayed due to the pandemic.


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Since then, it was pushed back numerous times, until it was finally shelved for good.

The 32-year-old was to play Seymour, a florist who buys an unusual plant which needed human blood to survive.

He appeared disappointed by the cancellation.

Egerton concluded: “That is a role where I feel like I could genuinely do something with it a bit different.”

“I think it is worthy of a reboot. Some reboots are cynical but some are inspired. I wish it would come back around but it’s out of my hands, unfortunately.”

Earlier this year, the actor joined the cast of West End play Cock, where he starred opposite Bridgerton’s Jonathan Bailey.

He quit the play due to personal circumstances.