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Laverne Cox Cast as Frank-N-Furter in 'Rocky Horror' Reboot!

Laverne Cox Cast as Frank-N-Furter in 'Rocky Horror' Reboot!

Laverne Cox has landed a major role in the upcoming Fox television remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show!

According to EW, the 31-year-old Orange is the New Black actress is set to play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the two-hour taped event!

In case you’re not familiar with the play, the character is a “sexually ambiguous Transylvanian mad scientist alien,” who was famously portrayed by Tim Curry in the 1975 film adaptation.

“I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy. #DontDreamItBeIt,” Laverne tweeted after the casting news broke.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about Laverne Cox playing Frank-N-Furter?

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  • Just Saying

    I have mixed feelings about this… I LOVE Laverne, she’s amazing and beautiful but I can’t picture her doing a musical as iconic as Rocky Horror…

  • Just Saying

    I have mixed feelings about this… I LOVE Laverne, she’s amazing and beautiful but I can’t picture her doing a musical as iconic as Rocky Horror…

  • Cruizin1960

    So, is she going to be playing the part as a man? Because Frank-n-Furter is a transvestite…aka Drag Queen. Way to screw around with an iconic character. Nothing against her, but totally wrong for the part

  • devvv

    I hate to be one of those people…but he was a transvestite…a man that dressed like a woman. That was like a part of his character. I think they’ll regret Laverne’s casting.

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