Taraji P. Henson Joins The Cast Of Fox Hip Hop Drama “Empire”

(AllHipHop News) Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson is reuniting with her Hustle & Flow costar Terrance Howard in the upcoming FOX program Empire. Henson will star in the lead female role of Cookie Lyon on the Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) created series.

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Empire is a family drama centered around a Hip Hop record label. Howard plays the head of the label, and Henson will star as his ex-wife. The two characters will be battling over money and the issue of their musical son’s (Jussie Smollet) homosexuality.

The show is being written by The Butler screenwriter Danny Strong. Daniels, Strong will produce along with Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.

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via THR

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