Dammit… Victoria Justice?
Yes, the former Eye Candy star will assume the role of Janet Weiss in Fox’s upcoming (non-live) production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, it was announced Monday. She’ll be accompanied by Broadway star Ryan McCartan, who will play Janet’s lover Brad.
For those unfamiliar with Rocky Horror, it tells the story of two young lovebirds who find themselves the unexpected guests of a mad scientist and self-proclaimed “sweet transvestite” named Dr. Frank-N-Further, played in this production by Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).
Reeve Carney (Penny Dreadful) has also been cast as Riff Raff, a loyal servant to Dr. Frank-N-Furter, while model Staz Nair will play Rocky, the doctor’s perfect male creation.
The 1975 film version starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as Janet and Brad, with Tim Curry slipping into Frank-N-Further’s iconic heels. Fox’s take — executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega — is slated for a fall premiere.
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