Fox, which is remaking the classic cult hit “Rocky Horror Picture Show” as a two-hour special to air this fall, announced that “American Idol” vet Adam Lambert has been cast as Eddie, Variety reports.
Previously announced castings include Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Victoria Justice as Janet, Ryan McCartan as Brad, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff and Staz Nair as “Rocky Horror.”
“I grew up watching ‘Rocky Horror,’ and it always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness,” said Lambert. “Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!”
Director/choreographer Kenny Ortega will executive produce with Lou Adler and Gail Berman, whose Jackal Group is producing the special along with Fox 21 Television Studios, Variety notes.