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Adam Lambert joins The Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake

Singer Adam Lambert has been cast to take on Meat Loaf's role in the upcoming TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The American Idol star and frequent Queen frontman will play Eddie, the "rock-n-roll loving, ex-delivery boy", who crashes a party at transgender alien Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s spooky castle, in the revamp.


In a statement announcing his role, Lambert praises the show, saying, "I grew up watching Rocky Horror, but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision. Rocky Horror always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness."


According to Entertainment Weekly, Lambert was initially on the shortlist for the Dr. Frank-N-Furter role, originally played by Tim Curry in the cult 1975, but that part eventually went to Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox.


Victoria Justice and Disney star Ryan McCartan will also star as Janet and Brad - roles originated by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostick in the film - and Broadway's former Spider-Man Reeve Carney will tackle the part of creepy butler Riff Raff.