Fox Casts Laverne Cox In ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Remake
Fox has cast Laverne Cox to join their all-star line up for their Rocky Horror Picture Show remake which is set to air in fall 2016.
Cox has been cast as the sexually ambiguous mad scientist Frank-N-Furter in the two-hour event special. The part was originally played by Tim Curry. Lou Adler executive produced The Rocky Horror Picture Show for Twentieth Century Fox, which premiered on September 26, 1975, and is the longest-running movie in motion picture history.
High School Musical‘s Kenny Ortega is on board to direct, choreograph and executive producer. Gail Berman is producing the two-hour special through her Jackal Group with Fox 21 Television Studios.
Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan were also just added to the lineup playing Jane and Brad. Eeve Carney will be playing Riff Raff and Staz Nair will play Rocky.
Originally, the film was not a success, but soon developed into a favorite in midnight screenings at which fans dressed up like the characters and answered the dialogue on the screen.
The remake is set to premiere in fall 2016.