FOX's TV Pilot 'EMPIRE' is now casting extras to work on the new Lee Daniels' project filming in Chicago.
Casting directors posted a casting call looking for background actors to work on the upcoming hip-hop drama, "Empire".
The series centers on the world of a hip-hip empire. The drama will feature original and new music. Terrence Howard was recently cast as the lead role in the series. According to The Hollywood Reporter
, “Howard will play Lucious Lyon, the head of a record label, in the drama from The Butler
‘s Daniels and Strong. Lucious is described as charismatic, tough, wise and a superstar in the music industry who oversees Empire Entertainment and is about to take the company public. Raised on the streets, he has never backed away from a fight and will resort to any measures, fair or foul, to defend his beloved Empire.”
Casting directors are mostly looking for African American background actors. There will be nightclub scenes, and yacht scenes. This series centers on a world of young, hip and great looking people in a majority of the scenes. The director Lee Daniels will be looking and choosing extras personally for the series and certain talents will even have the opportunity to be featured in the project.
Casting directors report the best way to get cast is to send a picture of talents dressed in a hip and trendy nightclub outfit. They are asking for a close up picture of the talents face and a full length body shot. For more details see the casting call below:
DO NOT SEND IN RIGHT NOW IF YOU DO NOT FIT WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR.
DO NOT SEND IN ANY HEADSHOTS, COMP CARDS, NO PICTURES WITH SUNGLASSES OR HATS ON YOUR HEAD. We must see what you look like.
Send all photographs to [email protected] and put your age and height and weight in the subject line. For instance, (age 34, Male, 6'1", 210) This will help us find you and get you cast.
Please, I mean it, don't send in any head shots or glamor shots. We can't submit them and we delete these e-mails. The director does not want to see head shots.
You must include your height, weight, age, and phone number.
Include in your e-mail if you know how to dance and if so, what styles.
If you have a car, especially cars from the 90's, include the color, year, and make of your car.
If you are a boxer, let me know your experience and send me a picture of yourself in your boxing outfit. If you have a picture of yourself as a boxer, even better.
We have a scene searching for 18/19 years old females who can wear a bikini for this yacht club scene. If you look great and look like you could pull off "one of the cool and beautiful swimsuit people" send in your photograph dressed up but also send us a full length picture of yourself in a bikini. In the subject line put "bikini"
Okay, can't wait. Let the madness begin!
Spread the word as we are looking for hundreds of awesome hip and cool young African Americans for this shoot.