Orange is the New Black Alum Laverne Cox is set to star in FOX‘s remake of the wildly popular ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. Cox is set to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the “sweet transvestite” portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1975 musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the longest-running release in movie history (it has grossed $112 million to date).
The film will be directed by High School Musical King Kenny Ortega, who was personally responsible for Cox appearing in the film.
“I worked with Michael Jackson, and Laverne is one of the most deeply gifted performers I’ve ever worked with.” The director told Billboard in a recent interview. ” (To Cox): I was listening from the other room as you were warming up one day, and it was like, “Whoa!” These were high soprano, operatic notes, then all the way down to this great alto range.”
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW follows sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist is holding an annual, Transylvanian Science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” (Staz Nair) – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
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