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‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’: Annaleigh Ashford is the New Columbia

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Annaleigh Ashford, pictured below, is joining the cast of Fox’s TV remake of The Rocky Horror Picture Show which will bow in the fall, reports Deadline.

She’ll play Columbia, the castle’s feisty live-in groupie played by Nell Campbell in 20th Century Fox’s 1975 cult classic (above).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show follows sweethearts Janet Weiss (Victoria Justice) and Brad Majors (Ryan McCartan), who stumble upon the bizarre abode of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Laverne Cox), a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist. He is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of “Rocky Horror” – a fit, attractive man (Staz Nair) created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires.

Other previously announced cast include Adam Lambert (Eddie); Reeve Carney (Riff Raff); and Tim Curry, the original Frank-N-Furter, who returns as the show’s Criminologist Narrator.

Production on the two-hour event special begins next month.

Annaleigh Ashford

Annaleigh Ashford as Betty in Masters of Sex (season 2, episode 5) – Photo: Michael Desmond/SHOWTIME

  • Devon

    Good choice. She looks a lot like Edie Falco.

  • uriah369

    Did this really need to be remade? C’mon people lets get an original thought here!

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