Glee writer/co-producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is working on a script for a third movie adaptation of the colourful stageshow, according to The Hollywood Reporter - and Gordon-Levitt is reportedly close to signing on as lovestruck hero Seymour.
The film has a history of big-name links - Jack Nicholson appeared in the 1960 version and Steve Martin portrayed a manic dentist in Moranis' 1986 movie, which also featured John Candy, James Belushi and soul legend Levi Stubbs as the voice of man-eating plant Audrey II.
Hosting Saturday Night Live, the young actor reprised Potter for a skit set in 2020, during which the former boy wizard was living off his past glories as he greeted new students.
Now unkempt and balding, the literary hero had fallen on hard times and was back at Hogwarts, boasting about how he vanquished Valdemort a decade before.
In the skit his friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, were Hogwarts teachers and Draco Malfoy was the parent of a new student.
The hilarious sketch ended with the news that Hagrid had wed Potter pal Luna Lovegood.
All the characters, apart from Potter, were played by SNL regulars.
Radcliffe also appeared as a lovestruck, ponytailed store assistant, the star of a knock-off Jersey Boys musical titled Delaware Fellas and the Yorkshire terrier pet of Casey Anthony, who was controversially acquitted of the murder of her young daughter in 2011 in various skits on the show.
The ABBA stage show became a box office phenomenon when it was transformed into a 2008 film, overtaking Grease as the world's top-earning movie musical after pulling in a mammoth $600 million (£400 million) in global ticket sales.
Following the film's success, Seyfried admitted she spread rumours of a sequel around Hollywood because she was desperate to return to her role as lovestruck Sophie.
But now the actress has conceded she will never play the part again - as film bosses would struggle to put together a new installment.
She tells Britain's Marie Claire magazine, "F**k no! That's never gonna happen. Like, what would they do? What would they write about? How would they get all the actors back?"
Maid in Manhattan is yet another take on the Cinderella story. There are very few surprises but the film is still somewhat enjoyable despite its predictable setup. Cinderella aka Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a hardworking no-nonsense single mom who loves her son Ty (Tyler Posey) and dreams of breaking out of her job as a maid at a five-star hotel in Manhattan. Her Fairy Godmother aka co-worker Stephanie (Marissa Matrone) unwittingly gives her that chance when she convinces Marisa to try on some expensive clothes left in a suite by the Evil Stepsister aka spoiled socialite Caroline Lane (Natasha Richardson) while they're cleaning. In walks Prince Charming aka Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes) an incredibly handsome U.S. senator candidate and the city's most eligible bachelor and Boom! sparks fly. Chris thinks Marisa is the expensive suite's occupant--and she's too overwhelmed by the domino effect that happens to tell him different. Ah what a tangled web love at first sight can weave. Marisa spends the rest of the movie trying to cover up her error in judgment while also becoming increasingly drawn to her prince. Will he find out who she really is? Of course. Will it matter in the end? Of course not.
This may have been created as another vehicle to help further propel the career of actress/singer/designer/fiancee to Ben Affleck J. Lo but unexpectedly someone else comes out of the film looking better--Fiennes. It's little hard even for Jenny on the Block to outshine an Oscar-nominated actor. He elevates the formulaic subject matter and portrays a pretty down-to-earth Prince Charming without us ever seeing a forced move. I'm curious as to why such a high-caliber actor would choose such a run-of-the-mill project like this but whatever the reason he makes it work--at least for his part. Lopez doesn't do anything out of the ordinary. In fact it looks like she may have simply cloned the same expressions she put on in her other successful romantic comedy The Wedding Planner. And unfortunately Lopez and Fiennes don't share the same kind of heat she shared in that film with Matthew McConaughey or even George Clooney in Out of Sight (still her best performance to date). Yet they manage to convey a fair amount of good feelings to make the movie palatable. Richardson has a blast playing the rich bitch Caroline while Matrone making her film debut just comes off as annoying and pushy even if she thinks she's doing the right thing. Thank goodness she is because if things had turned out badly it would be in Marisa's best interest to go out and shoot her. Stanley Tucci as Christopher's watchdog campaign manager and Bob Hoskins as a senior-level butler at the hotel both do the best they can with silly parts.
Maid in Manhattan relies so heavily on the been-there-done-that Cinderella formula it becomes one of those romantic comedies you'll end up waiting to watch on cable one Saturday night rather than paying to see in a movie theater. It's really a shame because director Wayne Wang (The Joy Luck Club) had some interesting elements to play with and lots of acting talent to back it up. Perhaps Lopez could have played Marisa more wacky than so serious maybe try to show some comic ability. It would be a nice change of pace to think out of the box for once--what if the lovestruck pair didn't get together in the end? (I know the film would have fallen flat on its face.) But instead Maid wallows in predictability and implausibility. Christopher falls a little too hard and a little too fast for reality. Also it's hard to believe a maid would have access to all the hotel's amenities as Marisa does--borrowing a Harry Winston diamond necklace from the hotel jewelry store for the gala event? Unlikely to say the least. The only aspect of the film that stands out is the sneak peek you get into the inner workings of a top-notch hotel. It's definitely a world you don't get to see very often.