12:32pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Victoria Justice, Disney Star Ryan McCartan Join Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake
Fox has found its dynamic duo.
Former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice and current Disney star Ryan McCartan have been tapped to star in the network's upcoming Rocky Horror Picture Show remake, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The two will portray Janet and Brad, respectively, in roles made famous by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick in the 1975 cult classic.
Penny Dreadful alum Reeve Carney has signed on as Riff-Raff, and singer Staz Nair will portray Rocky Horror.
The quartet join Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox, who will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in the upcoming remake.
The two-hour Fox special, due in fall 2016, will be directed, exec produced and choreographed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) and filmed in advance. Ortega, Gail Berman and Lou Adler, who produced the original film, are attached as exec producers. The new Rocky will be produced by Fox 21 Television studios and Berman's The Jackal Group.
For the uninitiated, Frank-N-Furter is the self-described "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania" and a scientist. The movie is a satire of sci-fi movies and horror B-movies and originally starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as a couple who stumble upon Frank-N-Furter's odd castle in which he is creating a living man in his lab.
Justice is also set to recur on Fox's freshman comedy Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life. McCartan currently recurs on Disney Channel's Liv and Maddie.