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22/10/2015 08:58 BST | Updated 22/10/2015 08:59 BST

'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Remake Confirmed: 'Orange Is The New Black' Star Laverne Cox Lands Frank-N-Furter Role

US network Fox have revealed that they are planning a ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ remake, which will star Laverne Cox.

The ‘Orange Is The New Black’ actress is the first star to be confirmed for the special, and she’ll be taking on Tim Curry’s role, playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

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Laverne Cox

The remake is slated for release in Autumn 2016, but there’s no word yet on who’ll be joining Laverne in the TV film.

The original 1975 movie has become an unconventional hit, and starred Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as Janet Weiss and Brad Majors.

‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is now a cult classic, and screening events - at which attendees often dress up - are often held around Halloween.

Laverne has already won thousands of fans thanks ‘OITNB’, in which she plays Sophia, a transgender woman imprisoned for credit card fraud.

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