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Laverne Cox to star in "Rocky Horror Picture Show"

Fans are used to seeing Laverne Cox play the kind and sassy Sophia on "Orange Is the New Black," but the actress will now take on a character who's a little less stable.

Cox will take on the cult classic role of Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Fox's reboot of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" -- the character is one of actor Tim Curry's best-known performances.

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Cox, who is transgender, is excited to break ground and take on the "legacy."

"I am so excited that the news is out. I am so honored to be a part of the Rocky Horror legacy. #DontDreamItBeIt#TransIsBeautiful," she wrote on Instagram.

The Emmy nominee will star in a two-hour special on Fox that revisits the 1975 classic. The plot follows couple Janet Weiss and Brad Majors, who stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter's bizarre mansion. The sexually ambiguous, cross-dressing mad scientist is holding a convention to introduce Rocky Horror, a man created to fulfill Frank's desires.

The special is one of many movie-to-TV reboots. Are you excited to see this one?

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