Adam Lambert joins Rocky Horror remake on Fox.
Mass Appeal Wire Reports
LOS ANGELES — American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert is the latest addition to Fox TV’s remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, network officials announced on Thursday. Lambert, 33, will play Eddie — the former delivery guy and motorcyclist who sings “Hot Patootie: Bless My Soul.” The role was originally played by Meat Loaf in the 1975 cult classic. “I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” said Lambert in a statement.
“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!”
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) January 15, 2016
Lambert joins a star-studded, kooky cast that includes Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Ryan McCarten as Brad, Victoria Justice as Janet and Richard O’Brien as Riff Raff. The remake is directed by Kenny Ortega.
The show will air this fall.