American Idol Alum Adam Lambert Joins Fox's Rocky Horror Reboot
Lambert will don a leather jacket alongside Laverne Cox and Victoria Justice.
Singer and American Idol alum Adam Lambert has joined the Fox network's upcoming film remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Lambert will take on the role of the motorcycle-riding rock-and-roller Eddie.
Lambert joins a cast led by Orange Is the New Black Emmy nominee Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Victorious leading lady Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan (Heathers the Musical) as Brad, Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) as Riff Raff, and Staz Nair (Game of Thrones) as Rocky Horror.
The film will be presented on the Fox network in 2016 as a two-hour taped broadcast directed, choreographed, and executive-produced by Kenny Ortega. Additional executive producers include Lou Adler and Gail Berman. Full casting will be revealed in the coming months.
The original Rocky Horror film starred Tim Curry (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Susan Sarandon (Janet), Barry Bostwick (Brad), Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff), Patricia Quinn (Magenta), Nell Campbell (Columbia), Jonathan Adams (Dr. Everett V. Scott), Peter Hinwood (Rocky), and Meat Loaf (Eddie).