I’m surprised they’re not going to do a live staging of The Rocky Horror Show (the stage version), the way Fox is doing Grease on 1/31, but the press release says “set to shoot this winter and air Fall 2016,” so I’m assuming it’s a TV-movie. It is listed as a “reimagining” of the original.
So far, the cast is:
Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank N Furter
Staz Nair as Rocky
Victoria Justice as Janet
Ryan McCartan as Brad
Reeve Carney (the original Spider-Man on Broadway) as Riff Raff
There’s just one problem; The Rocky Horror Picture Show was one of the worst films ever. There’s a reason weekly showings in theaters riff on it. I am also slightly surprised they don’t get the cast of Glee to do it, since they “sort of” did it in an episode…which makes me wonder; will Fox have to make the same changes to some of the lyrics that they had to do in the Glee episode?