Fox is remaking The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a two-hour TV special, and according The Hollywood Reporter, they’ve cast Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank N Furter, the self-described “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania” played by Tim Curry in the original 1975 cult phenomenon. Last year, Cox became the first transgender actress to earn an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of trans inmate Sophia Burset on Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black. The new Rocky is set to air in fall 2016, and it’ll be directed, executive produced, and choreographed by Kenny Ortega of High School Musical fame. Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original film, are also attached as executive producers.
— Laverne Cox (@Lavernecox) October 21, 2015