Victoria Justice and Ryan McCartan (Heathers The Musical) have been tapped to star as younger leads Janet and Brad opposite Laverne Cox in Fox’s TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Reeve Carney (Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) and Staz Nair also have been cast in the two-hour taped event, described as a reimagining of 20th Century Fox’s 1975 cult classic. It’s scheduled to shoot this winter for premiere in the fall.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet Weiss (Justice) and Brad Majors (McCartan), played in the movie by Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick, who stumble upon the bizarre abode of Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Cox), a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist. She is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” – a fit, attractive man (Nair) created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Carney will play Riff Raff, one of Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s loyal servants. Lou Adler, Gail Berman and Kenny Ortega are executive producing.
Victorious and Eye Candy alum Justice, repped by UTA and attorney Marcy Morris, has a starring role in indie romantic comedy Naomi + Ely’s No Kiss List and next will be seen in the upcoming high school comedy The Outskirts, based on a script from last year’s Black List. McCartan, repped by Paradigm and Nancy Kremer Management. is best known for the recurring role of Diggie on Liv & Maddie. He next will be seen in The Stand-Off, opposite Olivia Holt. Paradigm-repped Carney, who fronts the rock band Carney, plays Dorian Gray on Showtime’s Penny Dreadful. Brit Nair next will be seen in Game Of Thrones. He’s repped by Circle of Confusion in the U.S. and Waring and McKenna in the UK.