Adam Lambert better dust off all that mascara he hasn’t been rocking the past few years. It’s going to come in handy for his new gig.
The 33-year-old was one of the names being considered to play Frank-N-Furter memorably played by Tim Curry. That role eventually went to Orange Is The New Black‘s Laverne Cox. It appears that the American Idol Season 8 runner-up will be part of the Rocky Horror Picture Show remake after all.
Lambert is that latest marquee name to join FOX’s remake. He’ll play Eddie, “the rock-n-roll loving, ex-delivery boy, who emerges at Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s on a motorcycle and crashes the party.” Meatloaf played the part in the original 1975 film.
“I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision. Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was okay to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!” – Adam Lambert
Lambert and Cox will join Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan who will play Janet and Brad- the roles made famous by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. The two-hour TV event, which will not be live, will air sometime this Fall. Excited that Lambert has joined the cast? Weigh in below.
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