HOLLYWOOD (Variety) - Rock musician Meat Loaf -- who roared onto the big screen in the 1975 cult comedy-musical "Rocky Horror Picture Show" and has kept both his acting and singing careers simmering ever since -- has joined the cast of "Fight Club" opposite stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.
The picture, based on a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, is about two men involved in a love triangle who start a secret society that gives yuppies the chance to engage in brutal fistfights.
David Fincher ("Seven") will direct the Fox 2000 film from an adaptation by Jim Uhls ("Hard Hearts"). Shooting begins in June.
Meat Loaf, aka Marvin Lee Aday, has appeared in the features "Motorama," "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag" and "Wayne's World." His albums include "Bat Out of Hell" and "Bat Out of Hell 2," which have combined sales of an estimated 50 million. He will release a "Best of" album in October and will launch an accompanying world concert tour.
He is currently on location for Antonio Banderas' directing debut, "Crazy in Alabama," with Melanie Griffith, and is on screen in the Patrick Swayze starrer "Black Dog." His future film roles include "The Mighty" with Sharon Stone and a starring role in Showtime's "Everything That Rises."
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