In today’s “brilliant casting” news, Laverne Cox was tapped to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the upcoming reboot of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Played famously by Tim Curry in the 1975 film, Dr. Frank-N-Furter is a flirtatious, leather-corseted, mad scientist/space alien who calls himself a “sweet transvestite from Transsexual Transylvania.”
Laverne shared the news on Instagram, saying, “I am so excited that the news is out. I am so honored to be a part of the Rocky Horror legacy.”
Cox has some tough high-heeled shoes to fill, but if her dance in the audience to Beyonce’s VMAs performance is any indication, she’ll nail it. The two-hour special will air on Fox in Fall 2016. We’re shivering with antici…pation.