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Fox's Rocky Horror remake gets its first official trailer

05.17.2016by: Brennan Klein

Fox's remake of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has been gathering its cast like storm clouds on the horizon; heavy, black, and pendulous. Now's your first chance to see them in action, because the network has debuted a thirty second teaser for the TV event! I must say, I've been very reluctant to expect anything from this Kenny Ortega adaptation that's trying to capture lightning in a butterfly net, but this trailer... Well, so far it's proving me right. But hey. Check it out below and decide for yourself!

A reimagining of the original movie, the two-hour event follows sweethearts JANET (Victoria Justice, “Victorious”) and BRAD (Ryan McCartan, “Liv & Maddie,” “Heathers the Musical”), who stumble upon DR. FRANK-N-FURTER’s (Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox, “Orange is the New Black”) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious mad-scientist, is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of ROCKY HORROR – a muscle-bound specimen created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.

Actor and singer Staz Nair (“Game of Thrones”) will star in the role. Also featured in the event are AMERICAN IDOL alum Adam Lambert as EDDIE, Reeve Carney (“Penny Dreadful,” “Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark”) as RIFF RAFF, Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford (“Sylvia,” “You Can’t Take It With You,” “Masters of Sex”) as COLUMBIA, Christina Milian (“Grandfathered”) as MAGENTA, Ivy Levan as USHERETTE, Tony Award winner Ben Vereen (“Pippin”) as DR. EVERETT SCOTT and Emmy Award nominee Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, as the show’s CRIMINOLOGIST NARRATOR. Celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution – longer than any other film in history – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is one of the most popular films of all time, and still plays in movie theaters around the world.

ROCKY HORROR will come to life this October on Fox.

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite song in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW?

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