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Kristin Lai

After The Rocky Horror Picture Show first opened, it was widely considered a major flop. But for decades now, fans of the 1975 cult classic have been dressing up for the midnight screenings and singing along with Tim Curry's mellifluous tones.

Thanks to Fox, it's time to venture back to the late-night double picture feature show. In addition to Curry returning to the movie for the role of narrating Criminologist, there are some new faces appearing on Dr. Frank-N-Furter's slab in this reimagining of the musical horror comedy.

Check out the talented men and women taking on the annual Transylvanian science convention in The Rocky Horror Picture Show:

Dr. Frank-N-Furter — A Scientist

Played by then: Tim Curry
Now: Laverne Cox

Orange might be the new black, but Cox is definitely rocking this all-leather attire.

Janet Weiss — A Heroine

Played by then: Susan Sarandon
Now: Victoria Justice

Justice may have traded Sarandon's curly locks for a straight 'do, but we know she has the pipes to pull off the role of Janet.

Brad Majors — A Hero

Played by then: Barry Bostwick
Now: Ryan McCartan

Not all heroes wear capes. In fact, some wear glasses and giant silk bow ties.

Riff Raff — A Handyman

Played by then: Richard O'Brien
Now: Reeve Carney

You might know Carney as Dorian Gray in Penny Dreadful, but did you know he also played Peter Parker in the Spider-Man Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off Thee Dark?

Magenta — A Domestic

Played by then: Patricia Quinn
Now: Christina Milian

Famous recording artist Milian also joined the ranks of Rocky Horror as Magenta and revamped Magenta's deep-red mane for, well, magenta.

Columbia — A Groupie

Played by then: Nell Campbell
Now: Annaleigh Ashford

Broadway star Annaleigh Ashford, who played Glinda in Wicked, is losing her good-witch act to play the sassy groupie Columbia.

Rocky Horror — A Creation

Played by then: Peter Hinwood
Now: Staz Nair

Wave goodbye to Rocky's blond bowl cut, because Nair is proudly showing off his roots as the freshly birthed experiment.

Dr. Everett V. Scott — A Rival Scientist

Played by then: Jonathan Adams
Now: Ben Vereen

Roots actor Ben Vereen is looking less Ernest Rutherford and slightly more Albert Einstein. But there's one thing these two men of science can agree on: Tartan plaid never goes out of style.

Fox's The Rocky Horror Picture Show will be directed by Kenny Ortega (Hocus Pocus), and we're shivering with antici... pation to see the finished product. Check out the first official trailer for Fox's take on The Rocky Horror Picture Show below:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will premiere on Fox on Halloween.


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