12:43pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Taps 'Grandfathered' Star to Play Magenta
Fox is pulling from its roster of stars for its latest Rocky Horror Picture Show casting.
Grandfathered star Christina Milian has signed on to play Magenta, the castle maid, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
In the production, Magenta, along with her brother Riff Raff (Penny Dreadful's Reeve Carney), plots a secret plan to return to their native planet of Transsexual. Milian joins a cast that also includes Laverne Cox, Victoria Justice, Ryan McCartan, Adam Lambert, Staz Nair, Annaleigh Ashford and original film star Tim Curry, who will narrate.
Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) will direct, executive produce and choreograph the two-hour television remake of the 1975 cult classic. The story follows sweethearts Janet (Justice) and Brad (McCartan), who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of "Rocky Horror" (Nair), a fit and attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.
Unlike Fox's most recent musical endeavor, Grease: Live!, The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be taped in advance of it's broadcast premiere.
Milian, who got her breakthrough as a singer before moving into acting, also competed on Dancing With the Stars and stars in her own E! reality show, Christina Milian Turned Up.
Rocky Horror Picture Show is slated to bow in the fall.