Adam Lambert, Laverne Cox and Tim Curry for Rocky Horror remake
Queen frontman Adam Lambert has landed a role in the new remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The much-touted remake has been in production for some time, with Laverne Cox signing up in October to appear as mad scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter – a self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania”.
This week, Adam Lambert, who has toured the world with Queen in memory of Freddie Mercury, was cast in the project, as motorcyclist Eddie – a role made famous by Meat Loaf.
And that’s not all: Rocky Horror alum Tim Curry, the original Dr Frank-N-Furter, will also be a part of the show, though this time in the role of the narrator.
The star-pack cast is joined by Ryan McCartan as Brad [yell expletive here], and Victoria Justice as Janet [yell expletive here].
Lambert said: “I grew up watching Rocky Horror but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision.
“Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness.
“Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock ‘n’ roll!”
Broadway star Reeve Carney will portray Riff Raff, shattering the dreams of those lobbying for ‘Glee’ star Chris Colfer to be cast the role – which he memorably played in a Rocky Horror tribute episode.
Meanwhile, newcomer Staz Nair will be taking on the role of everyone’s favourite hunk Rocky, of gold underpants-wearing fame – and his Instagram suggests he’s already adequately buffed up for the role.
The show is not set to air until the Autumn, which should leave you enough time to shiver with antici…
A string of big names including Stephen Fry, Mel Giedroyc and Emma Bunton recently guest-starred in a stage revival of the show, to mark its 40th anniversary.
Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien – who wrote the original musical and screenplay – has spoken about how his gender identity influenced the show previously, saying: “I believe myself probably to be about 70% male, 30% female.”