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Laverne Cox Will Play Dr. Frank-N-Furter In Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror’ Remake

Laverne Cox Will Play Dr. Frank-N-Furter In Fox's 'Rocky Horror' Remake

Here’s some big news care of Deadline: Fox’s TV remake of ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ just found its lead, and it makes us a lot more optimistic about the project’s prospects. Laverne Cox is going to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the new take, the role made famous by Tim Curry in both the original Broadway cast and the 1975 movie. 

Says Deadline: 

The two-hour taped event is described as a reimagining of the 20th Century Fox cult classic, which last month marked 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history. 

They also noted the film is getting a formal green light for a premiere in fall 2016 (near Hallowe’en, we’d suspect). 

Messing with a classic is always questionable, though the casting of Cox is in itself enough to have us curious.

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