Who else can possibly takeover this Transsexual, Transylvania expat?
We've got to admit, we cringed when we first heard that a re-boot of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' was underway, but now we've seen who's the star, it might not be so bad after all. Enter Laverne Cox as the infamous Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
Laverne Cox to play the lead role in Rocky Horror re-make
It's possibly one of the most iconic cult films in cinema history, with Tim Curry having successfully forced viewers of all genders to seriously question their sexuality. It doesn't look like that legacy is going to change anytime soon either with the latest cast announcement. 'I am so excited to be a part of #RockHorror legacy', the 'Orange Is The New Black' star told her followers on Twitter, adding the adorable hashtag #DontDreamItBeIt in reference to the refrain from the original 1975 movie.
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Orange Is The New Black Star Laverne Cox Is Set To Become The Latest Actor To Tackle Frank-n-furter In The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The transgender actress will take on the role of the "sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania" in a new TV production of Richard O'Brien's cult movie musical.
Confirming the casting news via Twitter on Wednesday (21Oct15), Cox writes, "I am so excited to be a part of #RockyHorror legacy."
Tim Curry originated the role on stage and screen, and the mad scientist has also been played by Buffy The Vampire Slayer star Anthony Head, singer Jason Donovan and Jonathan Wilkes.
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Brad and Janet are a young, innocent couple who find themselves stranded in a storm in the middle of nowhere. They come across an eerie castle where they decide to go and ask for a phone, but are instead greeted by some unusual looking staff, a large party of eccentrically dressed guests and a formidable host wearing women's lingerie named Dr. Frank N. Furter. He's not just any transvestite, however, Frank is a pioneering scientist who has created a human life named Rocky, but he's also the most dangerous and insane man they could've come across - prone to jealous rages and unwilling to treat anyone like anything other than his playthings. When the couple are forced to spend the night, it's all they can do to resist the seductive charms of their host, and avoid running into his sadistic servants.
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British Actor Richard O'brien Is Set To Thrill Fans Of The Rocky Horror Show By Returning To The Cast For A Series Of Special Performances In London.
O'Brien co-wrote The Rocky Horror Show musical and its famous 1975 film version, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and he played creepy servant Riff Raff in both the early stage shows and the movie.
The reclusive star is now set to appear in the production more than 20 years after he last performed in the musical in the U.K., playing the narrator when The Rocky Horror Show opens at the Playhouse Theatre for a limited run in London's West End in September (15).
O'Brien says, "I am looking forward to being on a stage that is full of fun with an audience that is full of laughter... I might be 73, but I don't feel old so this is not my final hurrah."
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O'Brien, Rocky Horror's creator, will be playing the narrator in a special West End run in September this year.
‘The Rocky Horror Show’s creator Richard O’Brien is to return to the musical production for the first time in over 20 years. He’ll be playing the role of the narrator during a special West End run of the eternally popular stage show in September 2015.
The 73 old wrote the original production, which made its debut way back in 1973, and played the character Riff Raff in the stage version and the film two years later. In the subsequent 40 years, it has been almost constantly touring throughout the world.
Richard O'Brien will be starring in the 'Rocky Horror Show' for the first time in over two decades
The Crystal Maze is coming to London.
Remember Crystal Maze? One of those couch critics who vowed they'd defeat the cryptic puzzles? Well, although we can't promise Richard O'Brien will be back - now's your chance to take part as the Maze comes live to London.
Richard O'Brien fronted the original Crystal Maze
The new immersive experiences was announced on the Crystal Maze site yesterday, declaring: "THE CRYSTAL MAZE IS COMING TO LONDON AND YOU CAN TAKE PART. WE REPEAT: YOU CAN BE IN IT. THIS IS NOT A DRILL."
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The two hour TV special will mark the 40th anniversary of the cult classic musical.
It looks like Rocky Horror Picture Show is headed to the small screen! Yes according to reports, Fox is said to be prepping a two hour remake of the cult classic musical, to celebrate its 40th anniversary.
Deadline reports that the taped event special is in development with a cast-contingent order and will be executive produced by The Jackal Group’s Gail Berman.
‘Shock Treatment’ may have flopped at the box office in 1981, but O’Brien is hoping it can be reworked for the London stage.
Rocky Horror Picture Show creator Richard O’Brien is adapting the cult classic’s 1981 film sequel for a run on the London stage in 2015. Shock Treatment is set to come to King’s Head Theatre next spring and will include several of the original Rocky Horror characters
Richard O'Brien will rework Shock Treatment for the London stage
Speaking to the BBC the 72 year old said, "Shock Treatment has been waiting patiently in the wings for a stage premiere since the film was released in 1981.”
The film traces his life from childhood to becoming a fixture on the swinging London art scene in the late 1960s, with lively present-day interviews narrating a fabulous collection of photographs and old footage, some of which was shot by Derek Jarman, who won Logan's 1975 Alternative Miss World.
Meanwhile, Logan and his team are setting up the 2009 edition of his riotously lurid Alternative Miss World in North London.
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In this WWII-era Europe populated with stop-motion dolls, the evacuation of Dunkirk was a miserable failure. This opens the door for Hitler (Cumming) to invade London by tunnelling from France. But Winston Churchill (Spall) won't give up without a fight, and he's joined by heroic farm boy Chris (McGregor), blustering Yank Fiske (West) and the lovely Daisy (Pike), daughter of a country vicar (Grant). As the Nazis move in, the English resistance decamps to the north, where they hope to get help from the barbarians in Scot Land.
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