The "Grease Live" star and Tinashe will appear alongside Kiersey Clemons, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!" star Brandon Victor Dixon, Jordan Fisher, musician Brennin Hunt, singer Mario, and "The Greatest Showman" actress Keala Settle in the production, which will be broadcast on January 27, 2019.
Michael Greif, who directed the original New York Theatre Workshop and Broadway versions of the stageshow, will oversee the live adaption, while Alex Rudzinksi will take charge of the new TV project.
"Rent" first opened on Broadway in 1996 and ran for 12 years. It centred on a group of friends navigating careers and the AIDS epidemic in 1990s New York.