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Laverne Cox is Dr Frank-n-Furter in Rocky Horror reimagining

Laverne CoxOrange is The New Black star Laverne Cox has been cast as the sweet transsexual from Translyvania, Dr Frank-n-Furter in Fox’s reimagining of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Cox is best known for portraying the groundbreaking role of transgender inmate Sophia Burset on the Orange is The New Black. She is the first trans woman of colour to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show – a role for which she was Emmy nominated.

The new version will air in autumn 2016 on Fox. The original movie celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

 

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