From The Butler’s Lee Daniels: Empire is a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire that will feature both original and current music.  Starring Taraja P. Henson and Terrence Howard in Fox’s Empire

The new Lee Daniels drama “Empire” is looking for extras to play trendy night club guests for a scene next week.

The show is filming in the Chicago area and is currently looking for Chicago area folks to fill these roles. Those chosen by casting will work on the show on Wednesday April 2nd. This will be an all day shoot, so please only apply if you have availability open for all day on the 2nd. This will be a very trendy night club scene, think of the hottest night club in Chicago!

 “Empire” is a new series pilot about hip hop moguls – Director Lee Daniels, Danny Strong (The Butler) and Brian Grazer (“A beautiful mind”, “Apollo 13?) are creating a new drama series about a hip hop “Empire“. The series chronicles the inner workings and drama behind a family run hip hop enterprise. The series aspires to give the audience an inside view of the hip hop world and will include both new music and some current hits featured on the show. Music producer Timbaland has been rumored to have joined the show and will be creating new music to be used in “Empire“.

We are looking for CAUCASIAN TRENDY NIGHT CLUBBERS (20′s-30′s) This is an all day commitment for WED 4/2!

If you are available ALL DAY Wed 4/2, send in an email to, with the subject NIGHT CLUB 4.2. Include NAME, HEIGHT, WEIGHT, AGE, and PHONE NUMBER.

Also include three RECENT pictures of yourself looking your absolute best. This is a VERY upscale, trendy night club.

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This is going to be a super cool scene, and we’re looking forward to seeing it all come together!