Lee Daniels’ ‘Star’ Searches for Its Stars

Lee Daniels
Creator/Writer/Executive Producer Lee Daniels during the EMPIRE panel at the 2015 FOX SUMMER TCA.

Empire creator Lee Daniels’ new pilot Star is searching for singers/actresses to play young artists. Casting is currently underway and auditions can be submitted at foxedocs.com/uld/ for those who believe they have what it takes. Filming is expected to take place in December in Atlanta, Georgia.

Daniels wrote the pilot and will be executive producing as well as directing. Tom Donaghy is also writing and executive producing the pilot.

The Plot: “Star will feature the choices with which these artists are faced along the way, while showcasing the allure and heartache of the cut-throat music scene, and exploring cultural themes from a new perspective. What will they do to rise to the top?”

Here’s info on the roles Lee Daniels is looking to cast:

– Lee Daniels Entertainment & Fox Television Group are searching for four (4) leads for a new drama pilot. ALL TALENT MUST BE ABLE TO SING AND ACT, AND MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER.

– STAR: 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.