Meat Loaf spices Fox’s ‘Fight Club’

Musician to star opposite Pitt, Norton

Rock musician Meat Loaf — who roared onto the bigscreen in the 1975 cult comedy-musical “Rocky Horror Picture Show” and has kept both his acting and singing careers simmering ever since — has been cast in David Fincher’s “Fight Club” opposite stars Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

The Fox 2000 film is set to start shooting in June. Art Linson is producing.

Pic, 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. Jim Uhls (“Hard Hearts”) adapted the script.

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. This fall, he’ll release a new “Best of” album in October and will launch an accompanying world concert tour.

Meat Loaf/Aday has several projects lined up. He currently is on location for Antonio Banderas’ directing debut, “Crazy in Alabama,” with Melanie Griffith, and is appearing 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.”

Meat Loaf/Aday is repped by agent Steve Chazman of International Creative Management, and by manager Miles Levy at James-Levy-Jacobson.

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