Laverne Cox Is Your New ‘Rocky Horror’ Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Is there a doctor in the house?
Laverne Cox of Orange Is the New Black has been cast as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in FOX’s reboot of the 1975 cult classic film, The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Deadline reports that Cox will reprise Tim Curry’s role as the sexually ambiguous Transylvanian mad scientist-alien.
Executive produced by Kenny Ortega of the High School Musical franchise, the two-hour television special will debut in the fall of 2016 in celebration of Rocky’s 40-year theatrical distribution—a run longer than that of any other film in history.
Cox shared her excitement with followers on Instagram.
Cox received an Emmy nod for her portrayal of Sophia on Orange Is the New Black and won an Emmy Award for her documentary, Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word.