‘Empire’ Co-Creator Lee Daniels Launches Talent Search For New TV Series ‘Star’


(AllHipHop News) Lee Daniels already has a hit television show with Empire, but he is ready to take on another music centered series. The director of Precious and The Butler is teaming back up with Fox for a new drama called Star.

[ALSO READ: Lee Daniels On “Empire” Emmy Snubs: “F*ck These Motherf*ckers” (VIDEO)]

Production for the pilot of Star is scheduled to begin in December in Atlanta. Daniels has also launched an international casting search for the show. Performers interested in trying out for parts can submit a two-minute video featuring the artist singing and doing a short monologue here.

Entertainment Weekly broke down the four main roles for Lee Daniels’ Star:

TAR: “Character is a Caucasian female, 18 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s a tough chick with a badass attitude.”

ALEXANDRA: “Character is an African-American female, about 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She’s an elegant yet classic beauty. Alexandra wants to put this material world behind her so she can make real, authentic music.”

SIMONE: “Character is half African-American, half Caucasian, Star’s younger sister, 16 years old (actor must be 18 years of age or over). Tragic and adorable.

COTTON: “Character is a half African-American and half Latina transgender woman with a stunning look, 20 (actor must be 18 years of age or over). She has an especially keen eye for fashion.”

[ALSO READ: Lee Daniels To Bring ‘Dreamgirls’ Inspired Series To FOX]