Open cast call announced for the upcoming music drama “Star”
The show filmed the pilot back in the spring and is now prepping to begin filming the first season of the brand new television series. Atlanta’s new Central Casting office will be holding an open casting call for “Star” on the 14th of this month. The casting company is seeking up and coming urban artists, fashionistas and club types. Also, that day, Central will be hosting an open casting call for another show, FOX’s “Sleepy Hollow“.
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 stars Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order). “Star” is set in the Atlanta area where it will also be filming this summer and centers on 3 women who are trying to make it in the music industry. 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.
The FOX description of the upcoming 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.
NOW ANNOUNCING A SUNDAY OPEN CALL FOR CHANCE TO REGISTER WITH US!
When: Sunday August 14th from 10am-4pm
Where: North Dekalb Mall 2050 Lawrenceville Hwy Decatur, GA 30033 (Space 3028) Entrance near Ross
THIS IS FOR NEW REGISTRANTS – YOU DO NOT NEED TO RE-REGISTER IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE SO IN 2016.
You must register in person with Central Casting to be considered for our projects. Registration is FREE and you only need to do it one time.
General questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.