Star Cast call announced for paid extras
Lee Daniel’s, co-creator of FOX’s hit series “Empire” has a new series coming up on FOX. “Star” is another music oriented drama and was originally speculated to be a spin-off of his popular FOX hip hop drama, “Empire.” ”Star” is set in the Atlanta area where it will also be filming this summer and fall. According to a story in The Wrap, the new show is centered on a girl group that is trying to get noticed and make a splash onto the national music scene. The upcoming FOX show will star Jude Demorest, Queen Latifah, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady. ”Star“ centers on 3 female singers and their struggle to catch the big break they have been dreaming of. Jude Demorest stars as Star Davis, Ryan Destiny as Alexandra and Brittany O’Grady as Simone Davis, the 3 young women who make up the singing group.
Queen Latifah has been cast as Carlotta, the owner of an Atlanta beauty salon. Latifah will play a mother figure to the 3 girls who tries to help them along the way, even though she does not approve of the path they have chosen to follow. Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, Doctor Strange, Shot Caller) has joined the cast as well. Bratt will be playing Jahil, a talent manager with a hidden life and a drive for redemption, who believes the musical trio is his ticket back to the top.
The FOX description of the new series reads as follows…. Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Lee Daniels – creator and executive producer of broadcast’s No. 1 series, EMPIRE – partners with Tom Donaghy (“The Whole Truth”) to pull back the curtain on music’s gritty and dark reality in STAR. Featuring a soundtrack of original music and stunning music performances, STAR follows three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success. Meet STAR (newcomer Jude Demorest), a tough-as-nails young woman, who came up in the foster care system and decides one day to take control of her destiny. Star tracks down her sister, SIMONE (newcomer Brittany O’Grady), and her Instagram bestie, ALEXANDRA (newcomer Ryan Destiny), and together, the trio journeys to Atlanta to become music superstars.
Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Golden Globe Award winner Queen Latifah (“Bessie,” “Bringing Down The House”) plays CARLOTTA, a surrogate mother to the young crew. Emmy Award nominee Benjamin Bratt (“24: Live Another Day,” “Law & Order”) rounds out the cast as JAHIL, a down-on-his-luck talent agent looking to revitalize his career, who’s taken a certain shining to Star. The series will also feature guest star and Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz (“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” “The Hunger Games”). Reality soon dawns on the girls’ fantasies, and they start to learn that ambition often comes at a cost. And sometimes that cost is too high.
Central Georgia casting talent to fill the following roles:
Get an extra role on Star:
Star – Shooting in Atlanta Friday 1/20
Pay Rate 64/8
-Cars- Looking for Neighbor types with older cars (2005 and older) with all day availability. NO TRUCKS, SUV’s, RED, WHITE or Light colored cars (The darker the better) + $25 for using your car.
Shooting Tuesday 1/24
-Patron with cars- Looking for Men and Women, with nice attire and dark colored cars. NO TRUCKS, SUV’s, RED, WHITE or Light colored cars. + $25 for using your car.
-Addicts- Looking for men and women, with strung out, down trotted looks, to portray addicts at a meeting.
Please submit Pics, Name, Phone Number, and City Location to Star@Centralcasting.com. Please put what you are submitting for in the subject line.
FOX released the series trailer a few months back, check it out.
Three talented singers, desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.