Adam Lambert Joins Fox’s ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’

“American Idol” alum will play the role originally performed by Meat Loaf

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Adam Lambert has joined Fox’s revival of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the network announced Thursday.

Lambert will play the role of Eddie, who was originally played by rocker Meat Loaf  in the 1975 cult movie. Eddie rides a motorcycle into the party of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

Previously announced cast members include Laverne Cox (Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Victoria Justice (Janet), Ryan McCartan (Brad), Reeve Carney (Riff Raff) and Staz Nair (Rocky).

“I grew up watching ‘Rocky Horror,’ but could never imagine that I would be part of this new vision,” Lambert said in a statement. “‘Rocky Horror’ always made me feel like it was OK to celebrate my weirdness. Hallelujah, bless my soul! I love that old time rock-n-roll!”

Lambert is a successful artist and actor whose work has earned him a Grammy Award nomination for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, a BMI Award for Award-Winning Song, two GLAAD Awards, a Young Hollywood Award for Artist of the Year, a Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Reality/Variety Star and a People’s Choice Award nomination for Breakout Musical Artist. He was the runner-up in the eighth season of “American Idol.”

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” follows sweethearts Janet and Brad, who stumble upon the bizarre abode of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad-scientist.

With the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff and Magenta, the good doctor holds an annual, Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror, a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” will air this fall on Fox.