Richard O’Brien might not be on board with a new TV movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (probably because he’s a bit of a curmudgeon who, unexpectedly, has issues with transgender people), but there are plenty of people out there keen to see what Laverne Cox will do in the role of Dr. Frank ‘n’ Furter.
High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega is behind the camera, with, Reeve Carney, Victoria Justice, Adam Lambert, Christina Milian and Ben Vereen set to star. As the trailer shows us, Tim Curry is also back, although this time he’s playing the role of the narrator.
It certainly looks like it might be fun, playing on the quirkiness as well as the audience participation that’s built up around the show. The film will debut in the US around Halloween, and will hopefully be seen in the UK around the same time.