Adam Lambert cast in Fox's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' remake

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Hot patootie, bless my soul, Fox's Rocky Horror Picture Show has found its Eddie!

American Idol runner-up and current Queen frontman Adam Lambert has been tapped to play the part originated by Meat Loaf in the 1975 cult classic film.

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"I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision," Lambert told The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday. "Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!"

Fox's adaptation of the iconic musical will also star Orange is the New Black's Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank N. Furter, the self-proclaimed "sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania". Victoria Justice and Disney star Ryan McCartan have also been cast as Janet and Brad, the naive, newly-engaged couple who stumble upon Frank's bizarre world. Penny Dreadful alum Reeve Carney will play Riff-Raff.

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The two-hour special will be pre-produced and directed by Kenny Ortega, of High School Musical and Descendants fame.

"I'm proud and honored to be a part of the re-imagining and celebration of RHPS for the Halloween 2016 Fox Network's TV Movie Event," Ortega wrote on Instagram in September.

We're already shivering with antici...pation!

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Adam Lambert, left, and Brian May of Queen + Adam Lambert perform at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
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Singer Adam Lambert performs on CBS News' "The Early Show" in New York, Wednesday, November 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)
Adam Lambert, left, and Paul Stanley, of KISS, perform during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (Evans Vestal Ward/AP Images for Fox)
Singer Adam Lambert arrives at the Hollywood Life 11th Annual Young Hollywood Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on Sunday, June 7, 2009. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Adam Lambert of Los Angeles, a finalist on "American Idol," arrives at the American Idol Top 13 Party in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
American Idol finalists Adam Lambert, left, and Kris Allen are seen during the season finale of American Idol on Wednesday May 20, 2009, in Los Angeles. (Evans Vestal Ward/AP Images for Fox)
American Idol contestant Adam Lambert, of Los Angeles, talks with fans while the show was at Hitsville USA's famed Studio A to film a segment in Detroit, Thursday, March 19, 2009. The contestants were mentored by a pair of Motown legends, founder Berry Gordy Jr. and singer Smokey Robinson while they worked on Motown classics. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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