ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Remake Gets its Eddie!

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ROCKY HORROR remake locks AMERICAN IDOL vet for role of Eddie.

The legion of freaks and geeks who worship at the shrine of Jim Sharman’s beloved 1975 midnight movie staple THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (an adaptation of the stage hit THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW) should just suck it up and accept it: Fox is indeed blowing full steam ahead on their Kenny Ortega-directed TV version “event special”, with the cast filling out the roles nicely.

We already reported on some of the cast additions last week.

Now, Variety reports that AMERICAN IDOL graduate and chart-topping pop star Adam Lambert has joined the troupe, playing the doomed Eddie, a role essayed in the film by super-size singer Meat Loaf.

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Lambert joins cast members Laverne Cox, who will play Dr. Frank-N-Further, the sexually ambiguous flirtatious alien mad scientist; Victoria Justice as Janet; Ryan McCartan as Brad; Reeve Carney as Riff Raff; and Staz Nair in the title role.

Meh. It is what it is.

At least we’ll always have this: