If you were lucky enough to attend Thursday’s ComicCon panel for one of falls most highly anticipated films — the adaptation of The Rocky Horror Picture Show — you were treated to the first 25 minutes of the spectacular film. But for the rest of us, we’ll have to make due with a new trailer and the announcement of the film’s airdate. The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again will air Thursday, Oct. 20 from 8-10pm ET/PT.
Th two-hour movie boasts an all-star cast including Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Annaleigh Ashford, Adam Lambert, Reeve Carney, Christina Milian, Staz Nair and Ivy Levan, with Ben Vereen and Tim Curry and will be directed by legendary choreographer/musical director, Kenny Ortiz (High School Musical, Disney’s Descendants.)
The story follows naive sweethearts Janet and Brad when they stumble upon the unusual dwelling of sexually ambiguous mad scientist, Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The mad doctor is holding the annual Transylvanian science convention where he will unleash his latest triumph — Rocky Horror — a sexy boy-toy created to fulfill the doctor’s every need.
Victoria Justice will star as sweet Jane, a role that was originated by Susan Sarandon. Ryan McCartan has earned the role of naive Brad. Emmy Award-nominee Laverne Cox adds her take to the role of Frank-N-Furter, a role that was originated by Tom Curry, who makes a triumphant appearance as the film’s narrator. The title character, Rocky Horror has been snagged by model and Game of Thrones hottie, Staz Nair.
Also featured in the event are American Idol alum Adam Lambert as Eddie, Reeve Carney as Riff Raff, Tony-winner Annaleigh Ashford as Columbia, Christina Milian as Magenta and Ivy Levan as Usherette. Ben Vereen will also appear as Dr. Everett Scott and aspreviously mentioned, Tim Curry will be the film’s Criminalist Narrator.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again > FOX > Thursday, Oct. 20 from 8-10pm ET/PT.