Victoria Justice And Ryan McCartan To Star In Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show Remake

It's time to do The Time Warp again!

Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and current Disney star Ryan McCartan have been tapped to star in Fox's upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The two will portray Janet and Brad, respectively, in roles made famous by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in the 1975 cult classic.

Penny Dreadful alum Reeve Carney has signed on as Riff-Raff, and singer Staz Nair will portray Rocky Horror, originally played by the creator of The Rocky Horror Show, Richard O'Brien (The Crystal Maze), and Peter Hinwood, respectively.

The quartet join Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox, who will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a role originally made famous by Tim Curry (Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Wild Thornberrys), in the upcoming remake.

The two-hour Fox special, due in fall 2016, will be directed, exec produced and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) and filmed in advance. Ortega, Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original film, are attached as exec producers. The new Rocky will be produced by Fox 21 Television studios and Berman's The Jackal Group.

For the uninitiated, Frank-N-Furter is the self-described "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" and a scientist. The movie is a satire of sci-fi movies and horror B-movies and originally starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as a couple who stumble upon Frank-N-Furter's odd castle in which he is creating a living man in his lab.

Following the success of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, O'Brien reunited with Rocky Horror Picture Show director Jim Sharman to make Shock Treatment, a stand-alone feature that was "It's not a sequel... it's not a prequel... it's an equal" to the original film.

Justice is also set to recur on Fox's freshman comedy Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. McCartan currently recurs on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie.

FOX's remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows the recent trend of TV musicals, from NBC's The Wiz, Peter Pan and The Sound of Music to FOX's upcoming Grease. However, unlike those productions, Rocky Horror will not be live.

Why can't Hollywood just leave great movies made in the 1970s/1980s alone?!

Additional source: BuddyTV.


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