Lee Daniels Taps Naomi Campbell and Queen Latifah For New Series “Star”


(AllHipHop News) Supermodel-turned-actress Naomi Campbell is reuniting with Empire director Lee Daniels once more for his new musical drama “Star.”

The British beauty had a recurring role in Hip-Hop drama series “Empire,” alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson, and now she has scored a new gig as a regular on “Star,” a new show which follows the rise of a trio of aspiring singers, portrayed by newcomers Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny and Brittany O’Grady.

Campbell will play wealthy Rose Spencer, the London-born mother of Destiny’s character Alexandra.

She joins a cast which includes Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt, while Naomi’s longtime pal, Lenny Kravitz, will guest star.

The casting is good news for Daniels as he recently had to find a new showrunner after Charles Murray stepped down.

He has since appointed Charles Pratt to take over the job. Daniels created the show with Tom Donaghy, and also directed the pilot episode. A premiere date has yet to be set.