Laverne Cox is stepping into perhaps the most iconic transgender movie role of all time

The Emmy-nominated Orange is the New Black actress will strap on the heeled shoes made famous by Tim Curry and take on the role of alien scientist Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Fox’s upcoming TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

The network made the announcement Wednesday while also officially announcing the project’s greenlight.

The two-hour movie is said to be a “reimagining” of the cult movie, which this year celebrated a milestone 40 years of theatrical distribution — a record made possible by the film’s legion of participatory fans who gather at midnight showings around the country year-round. Read more…

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