Rocky Horror Picture Show Casts its Leads
FOX’s Rocky Horror Reboot has added to its roster with the addition of leads Victoria Justice (Victorious) as Janet Weiss and and Ryan McCarten (Heathers the Musical) as Brad Majors.
The pair join Laverne Cox (as Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Penny Dreadful’s Reeve Carney (as Riff-Raff) and singer Staz Nair (as Rocky) in FOX’s upcoming retelling of the musical cult classic first made famous by Tim Curry and Richard O’Brien.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCarten), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Laverne 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” – a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
The special two hour event is executive-produced by Lou Adler (Grammy Award winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee), Gail Berman (TV, film and Broadway producer) and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical franchise, This Is It, Descendants, Hocus Pocus, Newsies).
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is set to shoot this winter and will air as a two hour event in the Fall of 2016 on FOX.